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Fabulous Fish Baby Food Recipes

Simple to prepare and full of goodness, these fish baby food recipes make complete, healthy meals for your little seafood connoisseur!

You can introduce fish to your baby’s diet, with your doctor’s consent, from about 6-7 months of age – but, as with all new foods, don’t forget to apply the four day rule.

NOTE: Be EXTREMELY careful to remove all bones from the fish. We have found bones in many pieces of fish sold as ‘boneless’ – so check before cooking and again afterwards (sometimes the bones are easier to spot when the fish is cooked).

Not sure which foods are suitable for your 6-9 month baby? Then click here for some helpful guidelines.

Click here to learn about introducing canned tuna to your baby

Fresh salmon fillets! Learn how to use these and more, in your fish baby food recipes.

The latest research on giving fish to babies…

…shows that introducing it before nine months of age can help reduce ‘preschool wheeze’. Fish had already been found to be useful in helping prevent asthma and ezcema.

You can read more about this research here on our blog

Fish With Veggies

1 fillet of any cooked white fish

2 tbsp milk (you can use breast milk or formula)

1 tbsp cooked peas, mashed

1 tbsp cooked carrots, mashed

1 tbsp cooked sweet potato, mashed

1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted) or olive oil

  1. Simply place all ingredients in a blender and puree until creamy.

Oven Baked Plaice

1 plaice fillet, skinned

2 tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped (if your baby is sensitive to tomatoes, you may wish to use this recipe later in your baby’s first year)

1/2 tsp unsalted butter

4 fl oz (1/2 cup) milk (you can use breast milk or formula)

1 bay leaf

1 potato

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F, 180 deg C.
  2. Put plaice in an oven-proof dish and top with the tomato, butter and bay leaf.
  3. Pour in 3/4 of the milk.
  4. Cover and cook in the oven for 20 mins.
  5. Meanwhile, boil the potato then mash with the remaining milk and butter.
  6. Mash the fish with a fork (don’t forget to remove the bay leaf), then puree the fish with the milk from cooking.
  7. Combine with the mashed potato and serve.

Hearty Fish Chowder

8 oz (1 cup) any white fish fillet, cut into 1 in pieces

2 tbsp carrots, peeled and


1 tbsp celery, diced

1 tbsp onion, chopped finely

1 tbsp flour

1 tbsp butter

16 fl oz (2 cups) milk (use breast milk, formula if you prefer)

1 large baking potato, peeled and diced

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan, over a medium heat.
  2. Add the carrot, celery and onion and saute for 3 mins.
  3. Stir in the flour, then slowly blend in half the milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
  4. Add the potato, then bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat then simmer, uncovered, for about 30 mins, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the fish and the remaining milk, then cook until the fish is done (about 10 mins).
  7. Mash any lumps with a fork.

quick and easy pasta recipe …

Creamy salmon pasta

Creamy Salmon Pasta

Just 4 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes

Haddock And Vegetable Mash

8 oz (1 cup) haddock, poached, with bones and skin removed

4 oz (1/2 cup) potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 courgette/zucchini, sliced

1 carrot, peeled and sliced

1 tsp unsalted butter

1 tsp parsley, chopped

  1. Just cover the potato and carrot with water in a small saucepan and simmer for 8 mins. Add the sliced zucchini and continue to cook until all the veggies are tender. Drain.
  2. Mash well.
  3. Flake the fish, then mix with the vegetables.
  4. Add the butter, then top with the parsley.

Foil Wrapped Salmon With Cous Cous

1 small salmon fillet

1/2 small red bell pepper, sliced

2 or 3 cherry tomatoes (if your baby is sensitive to tomatoes, you may wish to use this recipe later in your baby’s first year)

1/2 tsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

3 oz (1/2 cup) couscous

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F, 180 deg C.
  2. Place the salmon on a piece of foil.
  3. Top with the red pepper and tomatoes, then dot with the butter and drizzle over the lemon juice (if using).
  4. Add the parsley, then wrap carefully in the foil and seal.
  5. Place in the oven and cook for 20-30 mins, until the salmon is cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the cous cous and set aside.
  7. Remove the salmon from the oven, empty into a bowl along with the vegetables and cooking liquid, and combine with the cous cous.
  8. Mash well, or puree as necessary.

These recipes are ideal for babies – or, with a little extra seasoning – perfect for the whole family. – So get cooking and introduce baby to the wonderful world of fabulous fish!

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