Tomato and thyme baked cod

This is one of the best weeknight recipes I’ve found. It’s quick, delicious, healthy, and doesn’t actually need any fresh ingredients (and this is a good thing when you get home in the evening, after a long day, and realise you don’t have any fresh ingredients in the house!)

It’s also very flexible (you can have it with potatoes, greens, bread, nothing at all or something else entirely) and it’s tasty and a great way of getting in a fish portion.

The source recipe has just two steps but I’ve broken it out into a little more detail.


  • 1 onion
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp light, soft brown sugar
  • fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cod fillets

What to do:

  1. Chop the onion while heating a bit of oil in a frying pan.
  2. Fry the onion over a gentle heat for 6 – 8 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, thyme and soy sauce and mix so it’s all combined. Then bring to the boil.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the cod to the sauce, covering as much as possible. Cover and gently cook for about 10 minutes until the cod flakes and breaks up easily.
  5. Serve with all of the delicious sauce and tuck in!



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