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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Lord Egbut Nobacon
4th Nov, 2014
Brilliant............garlic, a few drops of tabasco and a handful of green and black olives (unstoned) and a stonking good Chablis......heaven on earth.
20th Oct, 2014
Lovely dish, I added chilli and garlic...was still lacking a little something so will tweak next time but overall was great.
20th Oct, 2014
Put garlic in with the onions and more thyme and we all loved it
11th Oct, 2014
I make this regularly, it's great. Really quick, simple and healthy. I do add extra thyme and garlic (as I do in most things) and I've added chilli a few times to up the flavour - it's lovely! :)
1st Oct, 2014
Fantastic dish, went down a treat.. I put chilli in mine!
27th Aug, 2014
I'm not the biggest of fans of tomatoe sauces, though do eat them occasionally. I thought I would give this recipe a try based on the comments and the fact that it looked like an easy and healthy dinner. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this meal. I found the tomatoes too overpowering, even the increased amount of thyme did not help. The fish itself was bland after 'scrubbing off' the sauce so I will not be giving this another chance.
19th Aug, 2014
Made this for the mother-in-law, and it went down a treat. Really tasty dish, highly recommend you give this one a try.
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15th Aug, 2014
Another easy and delicious recipe, thank you BBC Good Food.
26th Jun, 2014
i 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
9th Jun, 2014
made this for tea tonight and loved it, added extra onion and some paprika and crushed chilli, used 2 tins of tomatos as fish was frozen and thought it might reduce to much with 1 tin. served with rice and green beans. really really yummy. empty plates all round :)


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