Flounder is one of the best fish to start with, as it has a suitably soft texture for young babies.
- 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
- 8 ounces flounder fillets, skinned
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 medium tomatoes (8 ounces), peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 1/3 cup grated Cheddar cheese
Put the carrots in a steamer set over a pan of boiling water and cook for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place the fish in a microwave dish, add the milk, dot with a tablespoon of butter, and cover, leaving an air vent. Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes.
Alternatively, put the fish in a pan, cover with a little milk, add 1 tablespoon of the butter, and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until cooked.
Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan, add the tomatoes, and sauté until mushy. Stir in the cheese until melted. Blend the carrots with the tomato mixture. Remove the fish from its cooking liquor and flake, making sure there are no bones.
Mix the fish with the carrots and tomatoes. For younger babies you can blend the fish together with the carrots and tomato for a smoother texture.
- 7-9 months
- Makes 4 portions
- Cooking time: 18 minutes
- Suitable for freezing