Fish Recipes For Babies
Fish recipes for babies, from first purees to homemade fish cakes, the perfect finger food for older babies and toddlers. Fish is a terrific new food staple to introduce when your baby is ready to move on from simple fruit and vegetable purees or finger food. It’s simple to prepare, has a mild flavour, and is less chewy than meat. It goes well with various other foods, such as vegetables, pasta, and fruit, to make delightful, easy-to-eat baby meals. What is the best fish to eat?
Fish is a superb source of protein that promotes growth, as well as vitamins and minerals. Oily fish is a special kind of “superfood,” as it contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to brain development. Every week, including 1 or 2 servings of oily fish in your baby’s diet (salmon, sardines, mackerel, pilchards, and fresh tuna).
Here are some favourite fish recipes for babies seven months and up
Sweet potato and cheesy cod
It only takes 35 minutes to create this soothing fish pie-like purée from the age of six months.
Pasta with salmon
Baby pasta, salmon, leeks, and broccoli with a splash of crème Fraiche and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese from the age of six months.
Chowder with cod, sweet potatoes, and sweetcorn
A thick and flavorful chowder that makes a terrific family supper. White potatoes can be substituted for sweet potatoes. From the age of seven months.
Couscous with salmon, tomato, and pepper
To create it, bake the salmon in the oven and then flake/mash it into the couscous-and-vegetable mixture from the age of seven months.
Haddock fish fingers cooked from scratch
Haddock chunks in a delicious lemony-herby crumb. A delightful family recipe (it makes four portions). From the age of eight months.
Cod in a cheese and leek sauce
Cod with leeks, cheese, and a hint of thyme, simmered in milk. It also works well with other white fish. From the age of eight months.
Cheesy potato topping on mini fish pies
Individual pies filled with cod and broccoli in a cheesy sauce and topped with potato and swede mash. It makes six servings, which you can freeze in bulk or consume right away from the age of nine months.
Steamed broccoli and salmon fishcakes
Salmon, potato, parsley, and broccoli are all combined to make the ideal finger snack. From the age of nine months.
Curry with sweet fish and fruit
Creamy, fast fish curry with just the right amount of sweetness and spice to tickle small taste buds without overpowering. From 7 months onwards, mashed or chopped according to your baby’s chewing ability.
One peeled, cored, and cubed sweet apple
One peeled cored and cubed ripe pear
One peeled and sliced banana
Two tbsp unsweetened plain yoghurt
Whole milk, 150ml (5fl oz)
14 teaspoon ginger, minced
14 teaspoon garlic, minced
14 teaspoon cumin powder
14 teaspoon coriander powder
A pinch of black pepper, ground
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 x 100g (312oz) skinless, boneless white fish fillet – cut into 1” chunks
In a blender, combine the fruit, yoghurt, milk, ginger, garlic, and spices (cumin, coriander, black pepper, and turmeric) until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a pan, bring to the boil, reduce to low heat and cook for 5 minutes, occasionally stirring, to ensure all the spices are cooked through.
Add the fish to the sauce and cook for another 5-6 minutes, or until the fish is flaky and easily breaks apart.
Serve with plain, overcooked rice as a side dish. If they’re eating purees, blend the fish chunks, or break them up into small bits if they’re eating lumps.
This curry is high in protein and loaded with the fruity goodness of apple, pear, and banana. These fruits are abundant in fibre and antioxidants.