Mini Fish Pie
If you want your child to grow up liking fish then you should try this super delicious baby food recipe of mini fish pie, which is simple to prepare. Salmon provides a good source of essential fatty acids. If you make these in ramekin dishes they will be just the right size for your child to enjoy without feeling there is too much on the plate. It is a good idea to keep a stock of these mini fish pies in the freezer for days when you don’t want to cook.
That old saying that 'Fish is Good For The Brain' is absolutely true. Oil rich fish such as salmon and sardines are especially good brain boosters. This is down to their high levels of omega-3 essential fats which are vital for brain function and can help the performance of dyslexic and hyperactive children. You should include oily fish in your child's diet at least once a week.
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375 g potatoes, peeled and diced
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil, add the potatoes, reduce the heat and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain the potatoes and mash together with the milk and half butter until smooth and season to taste for babies over one.
Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan, add the onion and sauté until softened. Add the flour and cook for 30 seconds, stirring. Gradually stir in the milk and then the stock. Bring to the boil and cook for one minute. Add the fish with the parsley and bay leaf. Simmer for about 3 minutes and then stir in the peas and cook for one minute. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the cheese until melted. Season with a little salt and pepper
Divide the fish between 3 ramekin dishes and top with the mashed potato. Brush with the lightly beaten egg. Heat through in an oven preheated to 180C for about 15 minutes and finish off for a few minutes under a preheated grill until golden.
Suitable for freezing