Emma

by Emma

This is my favourite recipe discovery since I started blogging again. And I’ve cooked some really delicious things, so that sure says something.

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.

Tomato and Thyme cod, a super easy, deliciously fast midweek meal, via Year of the Yes

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.

method

Tomato and Thyme cod, a super easy, deliciously fast midweek meal, via Year of the Yes

Tomato and Thyme cod, a super easy, deliciously fast midweek meal, via Year of the Yes

Mix the tomatoes, sugar, thyme and soy in a saucepan and bring to the boil.

Tomato and Thyme cod, a super easy, deliciously fast midweek meal, via Year of the Yes

Simmer for 5 minutes, then add into a dish with your cod. Cook for 8-10 mins until the cod flakes easily.

Tomato and Thyme cod, a super easy, deliciously fast midweek meal, via Year of the Yes

Serve with your mashed sweet potato and spinach, or accompaniments of your choice.

Tomato and Thyme cod, a super easy, deliciously fast midweek meal, via Year of the Yes

That’s deliciousness on a plate right there…

Tomato and Thyme cod, a super easy, deliciously fast midweek meal, via Year of the Yes

Recipe adapted from BBC Good Food

 

 

About the Author

Emma loves sunshine and flip flops, prosecco, chocolatey treats, things that sparkle, trips to the beach, reading and blogging.

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