3 Fish Recipes for Baby | How to make Fish Baby Food

How to make fish puree for babies?

Fish recipes for baby

How to make fish baby food?

When Can Baby Safely Eat and be Introduced Fish to Baby?

Feeding baby fish

 

Fish is a very good source of protein. It is considered to be the healthiest non-vegetarian protein source. But it can be confusing when you want to introduce fish in a baby’s diet. Today we answer some of those questions.

What can I introduce fish in my baby’s food?

Fish can be introduced in baby’s diet as early as 8 months. I many parts of India, specially Bengal, it is introduced as early as 6 months. Discuss with your paediatrician, when you want to start fish and start with tiny amounts.

How to introduce fish to babies, fish baby food recipes

 

Why is fish good for babies?

Fish is a complete protein source, which means it contains all 9 amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein which are not made by our body but need to be taken as part of food. 

Fish are also rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids and are good for children as well as adults.

Which fish are safe for babies?

It is best to stick to fresh water fish or mild white fish when baby is just starting to eat fish. Fish like basa, sea bass or bekti, even rohu can be given to babies.

Debone the fish completely, taking extra care to check for tiny bones. Try to use fish which is boneless. If you use a fish like rohm which is common in Bengal, mash it well with your hands to remove any bones at all.

Always use fresh fish. Try not to use frozen fish and certainly not canned fish.

Do not give shellfish like prawns, crabmeat etc. to baby. 

 

How to choose fish for baby?

  • Choose fresh fish, which is not stale and smelly.
  • Fish should be springy to touch.
  • Fish should smell mild and not smelly.
  • Choose fish with less bones naturally or ones which can be easily deboned.

Here we are sharing 3 simple fish recipes for baby.

 

Fish Puree ( Fish recipe for 7+ months baby)

This simple fish puree recipe for baby can be given to babies who are 7-8 months and above.

Ingredients

Pieces of boneless fish 

1 pinch pepper powder / cumin seeds powder

Recipe

Keep small pieces of fish in a bowl and steam it in a pan full of water while covered.

Steam the fish for 10-15 minutes, till fish turns completely white and there is no pink flesh.

You may also poach the fish in tiny amount of water in a pan on low heat.

Once fish is cooked, add the pepper powder or cumin seed powder and blend using a mixer or stick blender. Add a little water if bring it to the desired consistency.

 

Fish and Carrot Puree ( Fish recipe for 7+ months baby)

This simple fish puree can be given to babies who are 7-8 months and above.

Ingredients

1/2 cup pieces of boneless fish 

1 carrot cleaned and cut into small pieces

1 pinch pepper powder / cumin seeds powder

Recipe

Keep small pieces of fish in a bowl and steam it in a pan full of water while covered.

Steam the fish for 10-15 minutes, till fish turns completely white and there is no pink flesh.

Also steam carrot pieces till very well cooked.

Now blend together carrots and fish using a mixer or stick blender.

Add a little water if bring it to the desired consistency.

 

Fish and Vegetable Soup ( Fish recipe for 9+ months old babies)

This simple fish and vegetable soup can be given to babies who are 9 months and above and are used to eating slightly sophisticated food with small amounts of spices. If you want, you can also avoid the cumin seeds powder.

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup pieces of boneless fish

1/2 cup mixed vegetable (peas, carrot, cauliflower, potato etc.)

1 tablespoon fine chopped onion

1 tablespoon fine chopped tomato

1 teaspoon ghee/ oil

1 pinch turmeric powder

1 pinch cumin seeds powder

Recipe

Heat a pan and heat ghee/ oil in it.

When the ghee is hot, add cumin seeds in the ghee.

Once cumin seeds splutter, add onion and saute them till they turn pink.

Next add tomatoes and saute for a few seconds.

Next add the vegetables and fish pieces.

Let the vegetables and fish caramelise a bit on all sides.

Add 1-2 cups of water.

Add turmeric powder and cumin seed powder and mix everything well.

When it comes boil, lower the heat and cook everything covered on low heat for 15-20 minutes till everything is very well-cooked.

 

Hope these recipes will help you in planning food for your baby and this article has answered some of your questions. Do not forget to share and comment. 

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