Friday, 17 April 2015

Baby Bites - Salmon and Broccoli

Once you've started to introduce proteins to your baby, oily fish such as salmon is a great choice as it is filled with nutrients such as Omega-3, vitamin B12, potassium and selenium and is known to be a great ‘brain-boosting’ food, so Bridget has salmon once or twice a week in my bid to nurture her into the little genius that I suspect she will be become.

This dish is very simple and with the addition of broccoli, which is a fabulous source of Vitamin C, this is a well-balanced nutritious meal.
You can steam, poach or bake your salmon just ensure it is cooked through as little stomachs can't tolerate the rarer salmon that I would eat myself.

Personally, I steam salmon for Bridget in a little steamer saucepan and cook the broccoli underneath.

This makes 2-3 portions.

1 salmon fillet
Quarter head of broccoli

Firstly check the salmon fillet for any bones and discard.

Wash the broccoli quarter and chop up into small florrets. Pop into the bottom part of the saucepan section with boiled water, place the steamer part on top with the salmon fillet on and place the lid on top and cook for 10-12 minutes.

Check the salmon is cooked through and again make sure there aren't any bones. Flake the salmon with a fork and gently mash, still keeping some shape to the flakes.

Drain the broccoli then return to the pan and place back on the heat for 5-10 seconds just to absorb any retained moisture. Remove from the heat then mash, add a little drizzle of olive oil if this proves difficult but it should mash well.

Combine the salmon and broccoli and portion up accordingly, allowing a portion to cool enough before feeding to your little one.

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