It is so spectacularly easy to make, with very few ingredients, but it tastes so fragrant and delicious. It’s a real winner. I use cod because the boy isn’t much of a fish eater, but makes exception for cod. You could use any flaky white fish though. I even think that it would make a scrummy sauce for chicken.
Before I get into the delicious details, I just wanted to say a quick word about fresh herbs. I have no qualms about using dried herbs instead of fresh, but I have noticed that Tesco have started to include ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ tips on the back of their fresh produce. It’s a really great idea to help you make your shopping last as long as possible, and in particular it tells you which herbs you can freeze to use at a later date.
I used frozen thyme in this recipe and it worked really well.
ingredients (serves 2)
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1 heaped tsp light, soft brown sugar
- few sprigs thyme, leaves stripped
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cod, fillets or another white flaky fish, such as pollock
I serve this with sweet potato mash (sometimes I add a couple of normal potatoes too), stirred with Philadelphia (I’ve used anything from the chive and garlic one, to the sundried tomato one – the latter works particularly well with this dish). Just put the potatoes on to boil about 10 minutes before you start the recipe below. I also steam a bit of spinach in the last few minutes.
Mix the tomatoes, sugar, thyme and soy in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 5 minutes, then add into a dish with your cod. Cook for 8-10 mins until the cod flakes easily.
Serve with your mashed sweet potato and spinach, or accompaniments of your choice.
That’s deliciousness on a plate right there…
Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food