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)

cathbell12e's picture

Quick, easy, tasty and healthy - what more can you ask for from a meal!!!

vicniceccles's picture

Enjoyed this meal, it was quick and easy to make but needed some seasoning adding to it. Served it with baby new potatoes and brocolli - it was very tasty and would make it again.

41paty's picture

Added half a garlic clove, really delicious and so easy. Used a piece of cod loin I had frozen so took a while longer, served with broccoli.

lisel1969's picture

Lovely - I added some spinach leaves during the last minute of cooking

helensal's picture

Nice and easy to make, would make again as a weekday meal, but found it a little bit bland even after adding more and more thyme!

samar1's picture

Made this last night. It was fantastic! Will definitely be making it again. And it is a quick dish to prepare too!!

catcooks's picture

absolutely perfect after work food - quick and healthy. didnt change a single thing and it tasted amazing. served with rice and tender stem broccoli.

synneve's picture

As my boyfriend was diagnosed with a high level of cholesterol I had to change our daily menus and become best friend with all kinds of fish you can find in the supermarkets. So when I joined this website I was more than pleased to find loads of fish recepies. But honestly, this one is a winner!!!
I made it with cod and added some gralic to the onions(there's never too much garlic for me) and later some chilli, not too much just a bit to give the dish some extra kick without overpowering the fish itself. It turned out to be a real crowd pleaser. Tasted great, looked great and what's even more important it took me less than 20 min to cook (including boiling potates on the side). I don't know where the smoky flavour came from but it gave me an idea to add some chorizo next time for some extra texture. Try it yourself, you won't be disappointed. Buon appetit.

peskypeeza's picture

Mixed opinions on this one. I made the 4 person quantity of sauce for 2 and there was a bit too much, however, it was very flavoursome. My OH was not so sure about the fish poached in the sauce and apparently it did not go well with the rice, broccoli and green beans I served it with.

donzy84's picture

This was beautiful. I used the same amount of sauce for two instead of four. And i didn't have any thyme so used a bit of tarragon and that was nice. Served with new pots and veg.

seadogg's picture

Just made this for the first time tonight and loved it. Only thing was,i didn't make enough sauce..typical. Next time i make it i'm taking a few hints from the comments on here aswell,and maybe adding some peppers and some spices....and will make sure i have ample sauce. Now i'm no Gordon Ramsey when it comes to cooking,but i do enjoy it and this was very easy to make and very tasty.

annelisarkanen's picture

Very easy - I used coriander instead of thyme and worked very well!

merc2557's picture

I made this last night and it was really tasty, i also added some pancetta when i was frying the onions and i used lemon thyme as ordinary wasn't available. I served it with asparagus, green beans ,roasted cubes of potato and sweet potato
I think the sauce is very versatile and could be used with chicken as well as fish

samantha-jayne's picture

Really enjoyed this dish, so did my toddler. So easy and quick after a hard days work!

cooijmans's picture

quick and delicious

jamesbrewer's picture

Not a fish fan, I wanted to find something to get me to start to like fish. This receipe was quick, simple and easy, and loved it!! This is going to become a regular dinner!

toska2222's picture

Made this for our friends. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I was also dead easy to make. You can't go wrong.

leamac83's picture

This was so easy to make, i actually done mine in the oven. I made the sauce then just poured it over the cod in a baking dish and stuck it in the oven for about 10 mins, ooh and i added a splash of lea and perrins to it, delicious and super low fat!!

thommich's picture

So simple, not many ingredients and delicious.

beccaj92's picture

do you think i could use fresh tomatoes instead of tinned and rosemary instead of thyme?
thats all ive got in at the moment!


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