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

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  • 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 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.
18th Jan, 2012
As someone who sometimes struggles to think what to do with cod, this is a great recipe. Lovely fresh flavours and very quick and easy to make.
18th Jan, 2012
Delicious! I used the lemon thyme too :D
12th Jan, 2012
This is my favourite cod menu .... fantastic with icelandic cod from waitrose. my family love it!
12th Jan, 2012
I am making this tomorrow and wondered if anyone has tried with roasted new potatoes??
6th Jan, 2012
Delicious! Even my husband who doesn't do fish enjoyed this meal!
2nd Jan, 2012
What a great recipe and it’s so simple. Used some cod loin that I had bought from dear old Sainsbug's fish counter on spec and frozen and was just fabulous. Served it with Silvana's Mediterranean & basil pasta as recommended and the combination was a winner.
31st Dec, 2011
This was really tasty and easy to make, will be doing this again and again. Just not the right quantities of sauce - I made this for two and it was right for us, wouldn't be enough for four. But definitely really good - the thyme is lovely.
16th Dec, 2011
Well, to be honest, the resipe was alright, but nothing spectacular. Yet, I have to admit that I'm not a big fun of canned tomatoes in general, so maybe that's why this dish didn't blow my mind. But it's definitely wityh trying!


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