This turned out to be a real winner. My little one is like a bird with a constantly open mouth when she has this for her tea and really can’t get enough of it, which very much surprised me the first time I tried it.
Again, it’s very simple and really doesn’t take long to prepare and only really needs a little salt and more pepper to change it from a weaning recipe to one for grown-ups!
cod or any other white fish
Slice the leeks, cut the cauliflower into small florets and peel and cube the potatoes.
Add a little unsalted butter or light oil, such as rapeseed, to the frying pan or wok and fry the above until browned and beginning to soften.
Sprinkle parsley into the veg mixture.
When browned, add a combination of whole milk and water until the veg is just covered. If your baby is under 6 months old, just add water. Simmer on a medium heat until the potatoes are cooked through.
Check the fish thoroughly for bones, ensuring they are all removed, then cube.
Add the cod and spinach to the pan and stir in. Leave to simmer until the fish is cooked through and the spinach wilted, probably about 10 minutes.
Grate some cheese, I used Cheddar, over the top and stir in. Don’t use too much for your little one though! A small chunk is plenty. You can always add more to the grown-up portion!
Depending on which stage of weaning you’re at, either use a hand blender to mush baby’s portions until smooth, or simply fork the fish into small pieces and mash the rest. You can then freeze in individual portions.
This recipe is tasty just as it is, but for extra flavour, add a little salt, pepper and lemon juice. You could always pop into an oven-proof casserole, top with potatoes (cooked sliced or mashed) and put into the oven for a tasty fish pie. Or separate the mixture before adding the fish and throw some prawns into the grown-up portion too!