This silky tomato sauce with a touch of cream makes mild-flavored cod sing. Serve with: Farro or rice and a salad of mixed greens. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Season fish with 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic and 1 teaspoon thyme; cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 1 minute. Add wine, tomatoes and the fish to the pan; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until the fish is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the fish to a large plate; keep warm.

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  • Whisk cream and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to the pan, along with the remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Divide the fish and sauce among 4 shallow bowls.

Tips

Tip: Overfishing and trawling have drastically reduced the number of cod in the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic Ocean and destroyed its sea floor. For sustainably fished cod, choose U.S. Pacific cod or Atlantic cod from Iceland and the northeast Arctic. For more information, visit Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch at seafoodwatch.org.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; 9.8 g total fat; 4.1 g saturated fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 494 mg sodium. 521 mg potassium; 6.4 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 18.6 g protein; 721 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 19 mcg folate; 61 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 40 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin;

Reviews (27)

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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2019
This dish was really REALLY good. I had to adjust somewhat as I was making just one serving for myself. I used Swai fillet. I used fresh roma instead of canned. I did make the same amount of sauce. Served over spinach and roasted red potatoes. I will def be making this again. I think I might try to substitute mushrooms for the tomatoes next time and see how that goes...A keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2019
THIs dish is wonderful. Made it the first time when we had company and they wanted the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2018
This dish was easy to prepare and the family loved it! This is going to be a regular menu item on our journey to healthy eating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2017
This was a great quick dish. Very flavorful and easy to prepare. Served over brown rice. Put a little asiago cheese on top just before serving. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2016
Will make again Added - few tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese to thicken sauce. The true test will my husband want this again? Yes! Thus is a keeper...pun not intended! Pros: Good flavor easy way to add more fish to your diet Cons: Sauce did not thicken as I expected it would Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2014
Cod fish with tomato cream sauce A favorite I will make again and again. So easy and good and It didn't need the cream. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2013
A great addition to collection of whitefish recipes! Sauce makes the difference! I used 16 oz. of trader joe's mixed baby heirloom tomatoes (which I also routinely use for homemade pizza instead of sauce!) and it came out great! Make sure to sufficiently season your fish well before cooking. Also I was out of cream so I upped the corn starch to a full teaspoon along with the a little over a quarter cup of regular milk (all I had) and it was delicious. I imagine that the added fat inherent in the cream would make for a yummy mouthfeel but proved unnecessary. A little extra cornstarch is all that's needed to thicken the sauce just enough. Aside from these changes the recipe was followed exactly. Btw amount of oil is not stated in recipe so I used about 2 Tblspn worth HOwever it occurred to me later that modifications in the amount of cooking medium (oil or butter?) could affect the mouthfeel of the sauce in the end. Served over brown rice and with grilled zucchini on the side=delicious meal. Pros: Easy to execute and modify! A tasty one pot meal. Cons: Bland if under-seasoned. Inexperienced cooks may be disappointed. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/08/2013
Pros: Easy and fast to make. Cons: I found this recipe to be quite bland and having never really had cod before have found that I do not care for it. It is also quite bland. I read another review where the person substituted chicken stock for the wine but I feel that it is no longer a fish dish. I don't think I will make this again but love many of the other recipes I have gotten from this website. Even my British husband didn't care for it and the Brits eat huge amounts of Cod albeit they eat it in Fish and Chips. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2013
My substitutions were tasty! I substituted dill for thyme chicken stock for white wine and sweet onion for shallot -- the result was delicious! I served this over brown rice. Pros: One pan quick and easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2013
Sauce is delicious with a few tweaks This recipe was nice that it cooked in one pan. For the sauce I used double the amount of tomatoes and used fire roasted. I also added garlic powder and a lot more half-and-half as well as cornstarch to make the sauce more creamy. Pros: Cooks quickly Cons: Adjust to taste Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
Super easy Would make this again and serve it in bread bowls. My whole family raved! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2012
This was really good. The only thing I did different was that I drained the tomatoes and cooked the fish without a cover as some people had said that it was watery. I used skim because it was what I had on hand. We served it over orzo and mixed it all together....it was delicious! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2011
Will not be making thins again. Followed the recipe as it was but the end result was not as expected. Even added some spinach to the last part of the recipe. Will not be making this again. Pros: Easy to make Cons: It doesn't really taste like anything..very blahhh... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I will not use Tilapia because of what I heard regarding it having a lot of Omega 6 so I used Cod to make this recipe. It was delicious. I loved it! I served it over fresh spinach because I was in a hurry but rice or something of the sort is definately a must to truly enjoy the sauce in this recipe... yum yum. This one is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious! It was fast and simple and it smelled amazing with the fresh thyme. I served it with a loaf of crusty bread and roasted garlic. I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This dish was wonderful! Even my kids who don't like fish liked this fish. I used frozen cod that I had thawed and I also pureed the tomato sauce before I added the cream (Kids don't like tomato chunks). I served it over rice with broccoli on the side. Everyone gobbled it up! I will make this one again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Just made this for dinner tonight as directed - it was fantastic! My husband and I are looking forward to the leftovers. We served it over polenta with butternut squash on the side. Next time I plan to add a couple of handfulls of spinach during the last step. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was an easy and delicous receipe. I followed the directions but omitted the thyme. I will make again. Served with warm wheat bread to soak up the juices. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this with tilapia and served with polenta on the side. Everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was such a great dish. Flavors are subtle and perfect together. Fresh thyme both smelled and tasted great. Served over Israeli couscous with lemon zest and spinach. Looking forward to making this again for my daughter. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe was perfect the rice soaked up the sauce and it smelled wonderful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very tasty and easy dish. I made this with cod and liked the poached result. I would choose petite diced tomatoes and/or puree before adding cream as another reviewer suggested. My sauce was very brothy not thick as pictured. I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very easy dish to make! I've not made this twice and will keep it in rotation. To prevent the brothy-ness I added another 1/2 teaspoon of corn starch. I also used basil once instead of thyme. A good alteration. I added spinach after the sauce was thicker. You could use broth instead of wine and any kind of fish! One tip: I had a few pieces of cod that were thicker then others..so the thinner pieces tasted a bit dryer. I recommend similar size pieces. I served this with couscous and a side salad and it was a hit! Amanda Franklin NC Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My grocery store was out of scallions the day I planned on making this. I decided to omit the scallions and thyme and use basil as was suggested. I used Tilapia as my base and served over whole wheat orzo pasta. This was the most delicious meal I think I have ever made! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It was only ok. Edible but I doubt I'll make it again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband loved this recipe. I thought it was okay but I'm not a big cod fan but I did like the sauce. I didn't have scallions so I just doubled the garlic and the sauce tasted great. Like several other people suggested I added a couple of handfuls of fresh spinach when I added the cream and cornstarch to bulk the recipe up. Even so you get a lot of sauce in comparison to 4 pieces of cod and the sauce is very soupy. If you drained most of the water from the diced tomatoes first that would help thicken the sauce and make it more creamy. Otherwise I would leave the cream out because with that much water from the tomatoes the cream is hardly noticeable and you could save on calories. If you love cod or tilapia then give it a try. It's very easy to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
As I was making this I was skeptical but once I added the cream it was delicious! I served this over orzo. The combination of the wine tomatoes and cream was perfect. Alterations: 1 tsp of corn starch dash of dried basil after pouring in the cream and a squeeze of lemon in each bowl as I was serving the dish. -PA Read More