Tomato & thyme cod

Tomato & thyme cod

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(211 ratings)

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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Home cook helen
8th Feb, 2017
Delicious mid week supper. I added a clove of garlic, half a chilli and asparagus which I pan fried once the onions had browned which gave it a bit of zing!
15th Oct, 2016
I followed advice and left out the soy, added garlic and olives and extra half tin of toms. Everyone enjoyed it including my 4 year old. I am a veggie so used quorn pieces...will try with tofu next time. Quick and tasty!
24th Sep, 2016
Not a bad recipe easy enough to make the soy sauce makes it abit bland so would recommend not using it In the sauce x
gorgeous george
17th Aug, 2016
Tasty, healthy & easy. 5/5 for a midweek meal. I would add less sugar next time (maybe add to taste towards the end) and add alot more thyme.
14th Apr, 2016
Beautiful and light. To be had again. ☺
21st Mar, 2016
It's alright
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19th Feb, 2016
Really really simple to make, and very tasty with a nice piece of fish. I didn't have any fresh thyme, but followed the others on the ingredient list and it was delicious. I was only making for 2 people, yet still used whole tin of tomatoes, so there was a bit of extra 'sauce', but would be nice with some crusty bread. I served with roasted wedges to dip in the excess tomato sauce.
31st Jan, 2016
Made this as per recipe except I used Pollack instead of Cod. Very easy and quick to do with lots of flavour at the end. Served with buttered green beans and "crispy garlic & rosemary slices" - also from good food.
3rd Jan, 2016
A good basic recipe. Generally leave out the soy sauce but add salt and pepper and often black olives and some garlic. The kids especially like it with rice and some fine green bean sand broccoli. We make this all year round as it is a quick midweek dinner that I know all 3 kids will eat
8th Jul, 2015
I omitted the soy sauce and thyme as had no thyme. Made this with chorizo, garlic and smoked paprika as suggested in one of the comments. Delicious and two of the three kids loved it! Will def try again with soy and thyme. Definitely a keeper for random white fish we get I our fish box


26th Jun, 2014
made this the other night and froze it. now i'm wondering the best way to reheat it defrost and microwave? or boil in the bag I froze it in? please help
Red Witch
17th May, 2015
I used 1 tsp of soya sauce instead of 1 tablespoon, added more thyme and a tsp of mixed herbs, plus 2 cloves of garlic. Absolutely delicious.