Tomato & thyme cod

Tomato & thyme cod

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Ready in 20 minutes and low fat, this fish dish is great for a Monday night when you'd rather be on the sofa than in the kitchen

Nutrition and extra info

  • If the fish was not previously frozen
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal172
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.11g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1 heaped tsp light, soft brown sugar
  • few sprigs thyme, leaves stripped


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 4 cod, fillets (we like No Catch) or another white flaky fish, such as pollock



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion, then fry for 5-8 mins until lightly browned. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, thyme and soy, then bring to the boil.

  2. Simmer 5 mins, then slip the cod into the sauce. Cover and gently cook for 8-10 mins until the cod flakes easily. Serve with baked or steamed potatoes.

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Comments (221)

carolearmy's picture

Simple, quick, healthy & tasty.

dancingbunny's picture

Delicious and easy. The sauce was really great, I'd never thought of putting soy sauce in a tomato sauce like this, though I always add a little sugar. I also put in a few capers, really nice. Served it with a nice crusty french stick and salad. Lovely healthy dinner!

stussygriff's picture

Yummy and very, very easy!

northernminx's picture

Very tasty and light - i used sauce for meant for 4 people for 2 and used dried Thyme. Seved with new pots and green trees! Yum but so are a lot of recipes of here!

ctolley's picture

quick, easy and delicious! will definitely be cooking again soon! served with jersey royal potatoes with butter and black pepper.

psamiad1's picture

Very tasty, cheap and quick. My hubby isn't that keen on fish but he enjoyed this. Will definitely make on a regular basis.

fuzzygirl's picture

Very nice. Added some garlic and sliced yellow pepper to the onion, and then some frozen green beans at the end.

katiegunn's picture

So easy. Great with Olives added to sauce.

marhaz's picture

I made this dish last night, using haddock, it was delicious! The fresh thyme made it fresh. Served it with a side of Jasmine rice. My husband enjoyed it so much & was happy I doubled the sauce recipe. He has requested we have it again soon! Have shared the recipe with all my friends.

soleluna's picture

Absolutely delicious!! the whole family loved it especially our little one!!

josephina86's picture

Agreed, this will totally win over anyone who has a dislike for fish. Also super cheap if you use pollack, and if you let the fish flake up and break into pieces it mixes in nicely with the sauce and no one would know the difference.

I would recommend putting some sun dried tomatoes in too, makes it even more tomatoey!

dragonma5306's picture

This was very easy, very quick and very tasty. It could have done with a little more sauce, but otherwise great. I served it with new potatoes and broccoli and felt good that my dinner was so healthy for a change!

nicx's picture

Very easy to make , used the Lemon Thyme it did make the flavour stand out ,but maybe I used more than the recipe suggested . I have made this twice now have and had no complaints even from the fussy eaters .

jaynereid1's picture

Added Garlic and it tasted Great!

hunkydory's picture

Excellent fish recipe and soooooo easy! With the left over sauce I just added some more fish and veggies and had fish soup the next day! Delicious!

rachelmjo's picture

This has got to be the easiest fish recipe ever that suits just about every occasion. I've found it especially great for a night in with the girls - serve it with rocket/spinach salad and crusty bread. Also - if you are following the Slimming World plant, just substitute the sugar for candarel and the olive oil for fry light (it really doesn't make loads of difference) and bob's your uncle - free on red or extra easy!

tottymoto's picture

Great way to make cod more interesting. I didnt have any thyme and added spinach which was lovely. Will definitely make again.

elivaos's picture

I cooked according to the recipe and added some green peas. :) Delicious! It was easy to make and very tasty.

thynk2much's picture

I really didn't care for this. Definitely easy to make, but the taste was not that interesting or vibrant. Just ordinary.

jenniwild's picture

So easy to make - and delicious! I had no confidence about cooking fish, but this was so easy!


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