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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africanqueen's picture
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 :)
8th Jun, 2014
This is absolutely gorgeous. I like a bit of spice and so added two chilli's to the onions when frying with some dried thyme. It gave the dish an extra kick. Served with boiled baby potatoes and broccoli . A new favourite.
7th Jun, 2014
This dish was awesome so simple but beautiful, I have cooked it 3-4 times but unfortunately I now find it too sweet for my taste buds! so have stopped!
9th May, 2014
This does exactly what it says on the tin! It is quick - easy and cheap. I really didn't want to spend long in the kitchen, so this was the perfect meal, and fairly healthy too. Served with new potatoes and peas. I added spices and chillies to the sauce (as I do with most things) but might try adding red wine next time too.
21st Apr, 2014
It was super easy, but super bland. Maybe with some chili and garlic it might be better.
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5th Mar, 2014
Entered "cod, tomatoes" into your search box and this was top of the list. Very easy and quick to make and tasted delicious. An added bonus - very little washing up. Think this will become a regular in our house!
22nd Feb, 2014
This dish was simply divine. Added chorizo and black olives as per another recommendation and served it with sweet potato mash, absolute hit! It'll be on the menu for a second time tonight.
13th Feb, 2014
I recently made this dish, it was delish, i added Paprika and Peppercorns, i also used frozen peas and sweetcorn and only 1 tin of chopped tomatoes. served with a fresh naan - oh and i cooked it with a full red chilli pierced then removed before serving !!! will be making again..


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