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Annabel Karmel’s Salmon surprise puree

  • Makes 3

Introduce your baby to fish oil with Annabel Karmel's salmon puree recipe

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  • 200g carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 125g salmon fillet, skinned
  • 60ml orange juice
  • 40g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
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Method

  • Step 1

    Put the carrots into a saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil and cook over a medium heat for about 20 minutes until tender. Alternatively, place the vegetables in a steamer and cook for 20 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, place the salmon in a suitable dish, pour over the orange juice and scatter over the cheese. Cover, leaving an air vent and microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Alternatively, cover with foil and cook in a 180°C/ 350°F/Gas 4 pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Flake the fish with a fork, carefully removing any bones. Drain the carrots, mix with the butter and milk and puree in a blender together with the flaked fish and its sauce. For older babies, mash the carrots together with the butter and the milk and then mix the flaked fish with the mashed carrots.

It’s important to encourage a liking for fish early on. This Salmon Puree baby food recipe is quick and easy to prepare and combining it with root vegetables is a good way to introduce fish to your baby. Oily fish like salmon, trout, tuna and sardines are especially good as they contain omega-3 essential fatty acids which are very important for visual and brain development. Tinned tuna, however, does not contain omega-3s, only fresh does.

No time to make your own? Try Annabel’s Scrumptious Salmon & Sweet Potato Organic Baby Puree from her new baby food range. Visit www.annabelkarmel.com for more information.

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