Tomato & thyme cod

Tomato & thyme cod

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

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

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
172
protein
27g
carbs
7g
fat
4g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
6g
salt
1.11g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 heaped tsp light, soft brown sugar
  • few sprigs thyme, leaves stripped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cod, fillets (we like No Catch) or another white flaky fish, such as pollack

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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carlmarsh's picture
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I can only agree with evryone else on this one - this dish delivers much more than the simple recipe suggests and has become a regular in our house. Adding some peppers and or courgette makes the sauce a bit chunkier, and I'll definitely try Monkeyhumbles suggestion of using lemon thyme.

elkieedwards's picture

Lovely. The whole family enjoyed will make it again.

maureenholdaway's picture

After reading everyones reviews, I decided to make this dish as I had all the ingredients to hand. It was really tasty and I will be making it again.

jenist's picture
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This went down really well, tho' a bit short on sauce - I added some veg stock to make extra sauce to go over mash. I also added a generous amount of spinach to the pot just before serving.

juliejane's picture

Another wonderful dish! The sauce was rather thick so i added a little frito that i had lurking in the fridge. Also added green pepper which was also hanging around! I used frozen cod and served with new potatoes and steamed veg. Fantastic.

dart41's picture
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I've made this dish several times but last night added some chilli powder and it was fantastic.

rainbowchild888's picture
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I made this recipe for a light lunch recently. It smelled delicious while it was cooking, my expectations were not met however. I thought the fish and sauce tasted quite bland. This will sound disgusting... but the leftovers of the recipe the next day - reheated - tasted thicker and the sauce was great. I think that I will use fresh fish next time rather than frozen cod fillets.

lgosden's picture
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Forgot to mention i added sundried Tomatoes... mmmmmmmmm

lgosden's picture
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My Boyf hates fish.. but has finally given in to my nagging and agreed to try it. Made this dish and he was licking the plate. Thumbs up me thinks!

Will definitely be making this again!

sparks's picture
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I loved! I added some green peppers to the sauce and served the whole thing with fresh bread... I'll definitely make it again!

annalunson's picture
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Delicious! Served this with brown rice and broccoli and it went down a treat! Really recommend it.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was very quick and easy to make and tasted great. I served it with jacket potatoes, carrots and peas.

split58's picture

This is a great, tasty meal! However, I used the same amount of sauce for two people rather than 4. Great with sauteed sweet and white potatoes too.

dageel's picture

This recipe is delicious...so easy to make but so tasty. Even hubby who is not a great fish eater devoured it and asked when I would be making it again....result !!

angfen's picture
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Not bad, however had fresh fish and ruined flavour of fish

ahaldane's picture
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I made this for the first time early last week and it was a huge hit! So much so that the following morning my husband emailed me from his office to say thanks for the fantastic dinner last night and please will you make this again on Friday? That really made me laugh! This is so easy to make and so very tasty.

The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly, using cod and served it with baked potato and some broad beans. The second time I used haddock and it was just as brilliant - served with baked potato and runner beans. I like lostlat's idea of serving this up with rice and will give it a try.

Hannah-10's picture
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I'm not usually keen on a lot of onion, but I decided to go for it and was pleasantly surprised! It was very easy to make and very tasty. Served it with oven chips and broccoli.

jeanius's picture
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We have made this recipe twice now and all the family enjoy it. I served it with steamed new potatoes. We all love it and has become a family favourite that is very quick and easy to make after a day at work.

zenithblue's picture
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Excellent, we'll definitely make this again

mcnic1's picture
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Really tasty and very quick to make.

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