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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20th Apr, 2012
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20th Apr, 2012
Made this terrifically easy recipe with some inexpensive cod pieces, my picky husband absolutely loved it. A winner, so simple it hardly qualifies as a recipe!
7th Apr, 2012
I've used dried thyme - big mistake. I have blended the tomatoes for the souce. It goes better with my kids. Otherwise wje have enjoyed it.
1st Apr, 2012
I used fresh on the vine tomatoes and added a chopped fresh chilli. It was delicious, served with chorizo and spring onion new potatoes.
6th Feb, 2012
About a foot of snow on the ground, so I used dried thyme, still worked well, and a really good sauce to go with the potatoes (and spring broccoli).
27th Jan, 2012
really nice and easy will use again
25th Jan, 2012
I made this for my tea tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I didnt have any soy sauce in the cupboard so used Balsamic Vinegar instead which tasted great but will definately give the soy sauce a go next time. I also added dried chilli flakes and sliced courgettes to make a chunkier sauce mmm mmm - looking forward to the leftovers for my lunch at work tomorrow.
21st Jan, 2012
Just tried this, but due to having no Thyme I substituted a sprinkle of Tarragon. I like my food hot so I also added 1/2 a Scotch Bonnet chilli, without the seeds. This made for a spicy and very tasty fish dish.
20th Jan, 2012
Frozen cod doesnt taste that much...the tomato sauce was delicious but not the the first time I made it was nt that good. the second time, in addtion to the ingredients above, I put some red wine and capers as well...and left in the oven 40 minutes more...then it was muuuch better!
19th Jan, 2012
Who would have thought that white fish could taste so good with so few ingredients?! Really low fat and quick and easy to make. I used chunky cod fillets that you buy from the freezer section of the supermarket and it worked very well. I keep a variety of fresh herbs in the freezer - they store well and are to hand when you need them. I served with new potatoes but would also go well with rice or pasta. The sauce isn't enough for 4 people but may stretch to three.


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