Making Healthy Baby Food: Tasty Salmon Puree
Makes three portions; suitable for babies from 7 months on; freezable.


• 2 medium sliced carrots (7 oz.), with ends discarded

• 4-1/2 oz. salmon fillet, skinned

• 1/4 cup orange juice

• 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese

• 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter

• 2 Tbsp. milk


1. Place carrots in a steamer and cook for 20 minutes until tender. (Alternatively, cover them with water, bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes).
Meanwhile, place the salmon in a microwaveable dish, pour over the orange juice and scatter over the cheese. Cover, leaving an air vent, and microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Alternatively, cover with foil and cook in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Flake the fish with a fork, carefully removing any bones.

3. Drain the carrots, mix with the butter (which should melt with the heat of the carrots) and the milk, and puree in a blender together with the flaked fish and its sauce. For older babies, mash the carrots together with the butter and the milk and then mix the flaked fish with the mashed carrots.

– From Top 100 Baby Purees, by Annabel Karmel (Atria, 2006)

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