Baby food: Steamed salmon with spinach and potato recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
serves: 4
Skill: easy
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 10 min
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  • Our steamed salmon with spinach and potato baby food recipe is a nutritious and delicious complete meal for your weaning baby. Salmon and spinach are a great combination as salmon contains plenty of vitamin D, vitamin B12, protein and fatty acids which are great for a child’s development. Spinach contains iron, as well as vitamins A, C and E, so you’ll be really giving your child all the goodness it needs to develop.


    • 1 small boneless salmon fillet, all bones carefully removed
    • 160g spinach
    • 1 small potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
    • Knob of unsalted butter
    • You'll also need:
    • Hob steamer


    • Pour about 2 inches of water into the stockpot of the hob steamer and bring to the boil over a high heat. Turn the heat down to low-medium to simmer.

    • Brush the bottom of the steamer pan with a little sunflower oil. Place the salmon fillet in one half of the pan and the potato cubes in the other half of the pan and carefully place the steamer pan on top of the stockpot of simmering water. Steam for 7 – 10 mins with the lid on until the potato is soft and the salmon is cooked through and flakes when poked with a fork.

    • 1 min before the salmon and potato is done, pop the spinach into the steamer and place the lid back on.

    • Transfer the salmon, spinach and potatoes to a blender and add in a knob of butter and 30ml of the water/stock from the steamer (or you could use a little formula milk instead or in addition to) and blend to a smooth puree. If you are making this meal for babies over 7 months old, you can make it lumpier by using a potato masher to mash the salmon, spinach and potato together with a knob of butter, then add in the water/stock/formula milk and mix until well combined.

    • Serve up a portion in your baby’s clean bowl and carefully test the temperature before feeding to your baby and allow to cool further if necessary.

    • Store the leftover portions in separate, clean, covered containers and freeze as soon as the portions are cool. Defrost well before heating to piping hot and allowing to cool to a safe temperature before feeding to your baby. Use up within 1 month of freezing.

    Top tip for making Baby food: Steamed salmon with spinach and potato

    If you want to try different fish, swap the salmon for cod, sea bass, pollack or tuna boneless fillets.

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