Fish Baby Food Recipes

Yummy nutritious fish baby food recipes for babies from 7 months

Fish baby food recipes - Fish is as we all know brain food. Its a great source of protein, minerals and vitamins. Oily fish such as salmon are a good source of vitamin A and D. Vitamin A is good for eye sight while vitamin D is helps in the absorption of calcium making it important for the development of healthy bones and teeth in little ones. Fatty fish is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which have a lot of great health benefits.

When Can Fish Be Introduced?

Fish can be introduced to babies by 7 months. Fishes such as Cod, Haddock, Sole and Salmon are good fish for baby food. As with all foods, introduce new foods one at a time waiting 3 to 4 days before introducing another new food. Some fish such as shellfish can cause allergic reactions to babies under the age of 18 months and fishes that have high mercury levels should be avoided. If you have a family history of fish or food allergy, consult your pediatrician before introducing fish to your baby.

Fish Baby Food Recipes - Buying Fish

You can buy most fish frozen but if you want to buy fresh fish then there a few things you can check to make sure the fish is fresh. Firstly, fresh fish is normally put on ice at the fish market to keep it at a cool temperature. Secondly, the eyes of a fresh fish should be clear with no burst blood vessels (red shot eyes). Thirdly, the fish should smell fresh and good. Okey, fish smells, but there is a fresh fish smell and a bad fish smell. Fourthly, the flesh of the fish should be intact and neat looking. And finally choose fish that is chunky along the back because that will give you more fleshy fillets.

Fish Baby Food Recipes - Preparing Fish

Fish needs to be completely free from bones which are a definite choking hazard. Make sure you search and remove all the bones from the fish before cooking and before serving, use your reading glasses if you have to! Make sure the fish is cooked thouroghly without drying out. You can cook by steaming, baking or by poaching.

Some Fish Baby Food Recipes

Basic Fish Puree

Steam or cook a fillet of cod or sole in some water until cooked through. Flake the fish with the back of a fork or puree to desired consistency. Add some breast milk or cooled boiled water to adjust consistency. Fish tastes great mixed with pureed broccoli, white potato, carrots, parsnips or swede among other things.

Fish Baby Food Recipes - Salmon In Dill Sauce

If you wish you could poach the fish in milk for this recipe instead of steaming. I wouldn't recommend frying the fish as babies find it very hard to digest fried foods.

Ingredients:
  • 180g Salmon
  • 1 Tbs Flour
  • 250ml Milk
  • 30g Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tbs Finely chopped Fresh Dill
Directions:

Steam the salmon until cooked. Check carefully for bones. Using a heavy based pan, melt the butter and add in the flour. Mix thouroghly. Pour the milk in and whisk before adding in the lemon juice. Mix to make a smooth sauce. Cook for a minute and then add the dill to the sauce. Cook for a further 2 minutes before removing from heat. Add in the steamed fish and mash with the back of a fork. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.

Fish Baby Food Recipes - Steamed Fillet Of Cod In Tomato And Basil Sauce

Easy to make refreshing fish recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Tbs Vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Finely Chopped Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 Sweet Red Pepper bell
  • 350g Crushed Tomatoes
  • 400g Cod
Directions:

Cut the fish into big chunks and very carefully remove any bones. Steam fish by placing it in a steamer pot or other steaming methods that you may have. Put the garlic, red pepper and crushed tomato into a food processor and puree to a smooth consistency. Cook the pureed mixture in the vegetable oil for about 6 minutes on medium heat stirring continuosly. Add the steamed fish to the sauce. Remove from heat. Mash or flake the fish with back of a fork. Serve with small pasta shapes.

Fish Baby Food Recipes - Root vegetable Fish Bake

This a tasty creamy textured fish bake. The root vegetables and the sweet potato give this recipe a sweet taste making it easy for babies and toddlers to like.

Ingredients:
  • 60g Cooked Parsnip
  • 60g Cooked Swede
  • 60g Cooked Sweet potato
  • 180g Cod Fillets
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 Tbs finely chopped leeks
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbs finely chopped red pepper
  • 1Tbs vegetable oil
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 flour
  • 1/2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 60g Grated Chedder cheese
  • Reserved cooking liquid
Directions:
  1. Saute the leeks and red peppers in the oil until soft and fragrant. Place the fish fillets right on top of the leeks and chopped peppers. Pour the milk over the fish and vegetables then add the chopped parsley. Poach the fish for about 5 minutes. Transfer the fillets only into a small baking dish and save the cooking liquid.
  2. Heat 1/2 a Tbs oil in another pan and add the flour, mix well before adding about 140ml of the reserved cooking liquid. Stir continuously and remove from heat as soon as it begins to bubble. Add half of the grated cheese and mix until the cheese has completely melted. Pour the cheese sauce over the fish.
  3. Puree the parsnip, swede and sweet potato using the remaining cooking liquid to a smooth consistency. Cover the fish with the mash and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  4. Bake at 190 degrees C for about 15 minutes.
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