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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010


Recipe Summary

25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Season fish with 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic and 1/2 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 plate; keep warm.

  • Whisk cream and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to the pan, along with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Divide the fish and sauce among 2 shallow bowls.


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

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 16.1g; carbohydrates 6.9g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 3.3g; fat 9.7g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 65.2mg; vitamin a iu 777.4IU; vitamin c 15.7mg; folate 18.4mcg; calcium 64.1mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 37.8mg; potassium 507.6mg; sodium 720.8mg; thiamin 0.7mg.

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  • 5 star values: 5
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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious I made a lot of substitutions (onion basil sherry cooking wine fire roasted tomatoes) so didn't hold much hope it would be good. I was wrong. But it was great. I didn't have cream so I whisked together equal parts reduced sour cream and 1% milk and it really did make a great substitute. Next time I will break up the fish and serve it over pasta. Double or triple the garlic. Pros: Easy healthy quick Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious I served it over quinoa with a salad - my fiance and I loved it! I'm not a big fish fan so a recipe like this that has a delicious sauce makes me forget I'm even eating it! Pros: Quick easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Even my non-fish eater loved this! The lovely sauce would also be great on chicken or zucchini or anything else you can think of once you try it. I subbed low-fat sour cream and low-fat milk for the cream. Will definitely make this often. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband loved it and my daughter said the recipe was a keeper. When I added the half and half and cornstarch mixture to the pan the cream separated. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is one of my favorite recipes - so quick easy and delicious. I have it with brown rice and broccoli. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was very good and easy. I used tilapia instead of cod and it turned out great. I did add a little extra fat free half and half to the recipe to make more sauce. Served over brown rice. Read More