Baby Led Weaning – Mini salmon bites

Our 10 month old girl eats very simple food – steamed veggies, tofu, small bites of boiled chicken, pasta and when we’re out, morsels of whatever’s on our plate.   The bear is keen to try anything, but I’m a bit hesitant to expand beyond the usual repertoire as she doesn’t have any teeth.  Still, if she could, I’m sure she’ll start rolling her eyes if she sees me serving her the usual fare!

I decided to make mini salmon bites for her lunch today.   I kept the recipe very simple.  You could always add mashed carrots, parsnips, peas or broccoli.  I didn’t, as she likes her veggies steamed anyway.  The  recipe yielded around 8 mini bites.  I froze half, for tomorrow’s meal.

Ingredients: (yields 8 mini bites)

  • 1 small Maris Piper potato, boiled for 20 minutes until soft, peeled
  • 50g salmon steak, baked in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees, cooled after
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • Fry Lite

Method:

  1. Heat the oven at 200 degrees
  2. Line a baking tray with foil.  Spray the foil with Fry Lite
  3. Place the potato in a bowl and mash with a fork
  4. Add the cooked salmon to the mash and mix well until the salmon breaks and the two combine (double check for bones!)
  5. Add the beaten egg, mix again
  6. Mix in the flour until you have a semi-wet mixture
  7. Wet your hands and take a bit of the mixture, roll it between your palms and press down to form a patty
  8. Place the patty onto the baking tray.  Repeat until all the mixture is used up
  9. Spray the top of the salmon bites with Fry Lite
  10. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden
  11. Remove the tray from the oven and leave to cool before serving.  The ketchup in the photo was for me!

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