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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



Total time

20 minutes






  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes (can)
  • 1 heaped tsp light soft brown sugar
  • 3 sprigs thyme (leaves stripped)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cod fillets (or another white flaky fish, such as pollock)


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan, add 1 chopped onion, then fry for 5-8 mins until lightly browned.
  2. Stir in a 400g can chopped tomatoes, 1 heaped tsp light soft brown sugar, the leaves from a few sprigs of thyme and 1 tbsp soy sauce, then bring to the boil.
  3. Simmer 5 mins, then slip 4 cod fillets into the sauce.
  4. Cover and gently cook for 8-10 mins until the cod flakes easily. Serve with baked or steamed potatoes.
  5. View the recipe instructions at BBC Good Food

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