Fillets of Plaice Purée


Fish is an excellent low fat source of protein and it is important to encourage a liking for fish early on. I find that one of the best fish for baby food recipes is plaice as it purées to a smooth consistency.
Here I have mixed it with a tasty cheese and tomato sauce and carrots, so this recipe provides a good source of protein, calcium and vitamins. Be aware that a small proportion of babies are allergic to fish so watch carefully for any reaction.

5 minutes
20 minutes
Best for
4 portions
Suitable for freezing


  • 250g carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 225g plaice fillets, skinned
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, skinned, de-seeded and chopped
  • 40g grated Cheddar cheese

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  1. Put the carrots in a steamer and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile. place the fish in a microwave dish, add the milk, dot with about 15g butter and cover leaving an air vent.
  3. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Alternatively, put the fish in a pan, cover with a little milk and simmer for about 5 minutes or until cooked.
  4. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan, add the tomatoes and sauté until mushy.
  5. Stir in the grated cheese until melted.
  6. Blend or mash the cooked carrots together with the tomato mixture.
  7. Remove the fish from the cooking liquor and flake, checking to make sure there are no bones.
  8. Mix the fish together with the carrots and tomatoes.
  9. For younger babies you can blend the fish together with the carrots and tomato for a smoother texture.


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  • I just gave this to my 8 month old daughter and she loved it!

    25 Mar 2014

  • This was the first fish meal I gave my little one, and it was a huge success - extremely tasty.

    23 Feb 2009

  • This is a really easy dish to make and tastes really good (yes I had some too)
    My 7 month old son liked it so much, he ended up having 3 portions (couldn’t get enough)

    17 Sep 2008

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