Jamie’s Favourite Fish and Meat Recipes (6-9 months)

It is important for babies from around 6 months to have a balanced diet and this includes fish and meat.  Jamie prefers vegetables and he refused my lovingly prepared beef dishes.

Fortunately, chicken, cod and salmon are new favourites.  Here are some of the recipes that Jamie can’t get enough of.

Cod with Spinach and Potatoes

Adapted from Annabel Karmel.  Jamie loves this recipe and just wolves it down whenever I make it. 

(makes about 4 portions)

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  • 3-4 medium potatoes (preferably a floury variant)
  • ~150 g of cod
  • 200 g of spinach (one bag)
  • full fat milk/water mix (prepare about 300 ml, you may need more or less)
  • some fresh dill (optional)
  1. Bring to boil a mixture of milk and water and add peeled and sliced potatoes.
  2. Simmer until the potatoes are cooked, if necessary add more milk/water mix.
  3. When potatoes are soft, add spinach and simmer for another few minutes.
  4. For the last couple of minutes add cod and simmer on very low heat until the cod is cooked through but not dry.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh dill (optional).
  6. Puree with hand blender for younger babies.  For older babies, take some of the cod and mash it with a fork while pureeing the rest – this gives a nice mixture of smoothness and texture and won’t alienate your baby.

Salmon with Spinach and Sweet Potato

This recipe is basically the same as the one described above, just that you substitute cod with salmon, and use sweet potato instead of potatoes.  Fresh coriander works lovely with this dish. 

(makes about 4 portions)

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 200 g (one bag) of fresh spinach
  • ~ 150 g fresh salmon
  • full fat milk/water mixture, around 300 ml (you may need more or less)
  • fresh coriander (optional).
  1. Bring to boil a mixture of milk and water and add peeled and sliced sweet potatoes.
  2. Simmer until the sweet potatoes are cooked, if necessary add more milk/water mix.
  3. When potatoes are soft, add spinach and simmer for another few minutes.
  4. For the last couple of minutes add salmon and simmer on very low heat until the salmon is cooked through but not dry.
  5. Puree with hand blender for younger babies.  For older babies, take some of the salmon and mash it with a fork while pureeing the rest – this gives a nice mixture of smoothness and texture and won’t alienate your baby.

 

Jamie’s First Chicken Curry

(makes about 4 portions)

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  • 2 medium carrots
  • a handful of green beans
  • one chicken breast
  • a tin (160 ml) of coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander
  • a splash of vegetable oil
  1. Saute chicken in some vegetable oil
  2. Then add coconut cream, peeled and sliced carrots, green beans and mild curry powder
  3. Cook until vegetables are tender and chicken thoroughly cooked through but not dry
  4. Finally sprinkle with fresh coriander.
  5. Puree with hand blender.  For older babies, puree only the vegetables and mix in chopped chicken.

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For some more recipe ideas may I refer you to earlier posts:

Jamie’s favourite vegetarian dishes (6-9 months)

First baby foods (around 6 months)

 

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