Salmon Puree Recipe For 6 to 9 Months Babies
by Lara Mannell
(USA and Lebanon)
Salmon is known to be one of the most important foods for brain development, and being low in mercury, it makes it the number one fish to give for your little one. Just make sure you watch for any reactions when you introduce a new food to your baby.
When Xaia was 7 months I started her on Salmon. The first time I prepared it I wanted a simple meal with not too many ingredients since we haven’t tested things like orange juice yet, and she was too young for dairy products, so here’s my first salmon recipe:
1 Salmon filet
1 cup of carrots
about 1/2 lb of spinach
2 cups of squash
A better measuring technique I found is make sure most of the ingredients are balanced when you prepare a puree. For this recipe I would put the same amount of carrots and salmon, and double the amount of squash. This technique is easy to double and triple the recipe if you want to freeze baby food, which I do. Most of my current recipes have an equal amount of everything.
Place the salmon in a suitable dish above spinach bed, pour about an inch of water (or chicken stock if your baby is ready). Cover with foil and cook in a pre-heated oven 380-400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the fish is fluffy.
Meanwhile steam the carrots and the squash in a baby steamer or on the stove for about 15-20 minutes.
Flake the fish and make sure there are no bones.
Mix all the ingredients including the juice from the carrots and the squash if you used a steamer. Puree and serve. You may add milk to the mix before you puree, but not if you are planning on freezing it.
(I have frozen this meal without milk)
Later, around 8-9 months of age (you may do it earlier if your baby is ready), I omitted the squash and started putting orange juice instead of the water, and added cheddar cheese on top of the salmon. It’s by far, to this day, her most favorable meal!