Salmon with broccoli and cheese sauce

From 8 months+ Include some oily fish such as salmon in your baby’s diet a few times a week, as this provides essential fatty acids, which are important for brain development.

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ANNABEL KARMEL'S SALMON WITH BROCCOLI AND CHEESE SAUCE

You’ll need:
*75g (3oz) salmon fillet, skinned
*small knob of butter
*50g (2oz) broccoli, cut into florets
*microwave dish

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For the sauce:
*15g (½oz) butter
*15g (½oz) flour
*200ml (1?3pt) milk
*25g (1oz) Gruyère cheese, grated
*2tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
*2tbsp mascarpone cheese

Method:
1. Put the salmon in the microwave dish and dot with butter. Cover with cling film, leaving an air vent, and microwave for 90 seconds. Meanwhile, steam the broccoli for 4 minutes.
2. To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk, then continue to stir over a low heat for
about 3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
3. Remove the sauce from the heat, stir in the Gruyère and Parmesan until melted, then mix in the mascarpone.
4. Flake the salmon and finely chop the broccoli, then stir both into the cheese sauce.

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