If you’d like to get a little more fish into your baby’s diet – but you’re stuck for ideas how to serve it – then you may like to give today’s Quick and Easy Fish Stew recipe a try.
You should speak to your doctor before introducing fish to your baby, although – for most babies – fish makes a great food from around 7 months of age and recent research has suggested that introducing fish during baby’s first year may help reduce his risk of developing allergies or conditions like asthma or eczema.
This recipe contains tomatoes. Whilst some babies will happily eat tomatoes with no problems whatsoever, in others they may cause a diaper rash. For this reason, you may wish to wait until your baby is around 10 months of age before trying this recipe.
To Make Quick and Easy Fish Stew For Baby You Will Need
8 oz (1 cup) white fish fillet (like cod, pollack, coley, hake or haddock)
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/2 garlic clove, crushed
3 oz (about 1/3 cup) carrots,
4 oz (1/2 cup) good quality canned tomatoes with no salt
1 bay leaf
Remove the skin from the fish, check it scrupulously for bones and cut into cubes.
Peel the carrots (if not organic) and dice (more info about peeling veggies here).
Heat the oil in a small pan and cook the onion with the crushed garlic and diced carrots for 3 mins.
Stir in the tomatoes and add the bay leaf.
Add the fish cubes and cook over a low to medium heat for around 8 to 10 mins, until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
Remove the bay leaf and serve with pasta or brown rice.