Tomato & thyme cod

Tomato & thyme cod

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(218 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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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
18th Jul, 2015
That is a completely different recipe & a very well known one at that.
8th Jul, 2015
All of the household, including my two year old like this, healthy, low calorie and very tasty - recommended!
5th Jun, 2015
Tasty and really simple recipe. I added garlic and omitted the soy sauce and sugar. Even my super fussy kids liked it. It made a perfect lunch, served with steamed new potatoes, carrots and brocolli. I prefer origano in tomato sauces, so next time I'm going to use origano instead of thyme, and salmon filets and prawns instead of white fish, which I think are more flavoursome (and healthier!).
31st Mar, 2015
Great midweek meal. Added bonus is that the kids absolutely love it too! Very tasty and very quick to make.
4th Mar, 2015
Scrumptious and simple dish, which I served for a main for a night in with a friend. Recipe slightly tweaked; additional garlic, handful more of extra thyme and straying from the soy sauce requirement. Not the most spectacular presentation on the plate, perhaps this can be worked on.
4th Feb, 2015
Simple and delicious dish for those new to and practising cooking. I also added garlic and avoided the soy sauce. It went down a treat for a Monday evening dinner!
18th Dec, 2014
Lost all the flavours when the soy sauce took over, even though I only put 1 tbs in. Disappointing.


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