Fish pie with pepper and coriander — stage 2

Cook: 25 mins
Fish pie with pepper and coriander — stage 2
White fish, although doesn’t contain the same SuperFood health benefits as oily fish, still has wonderful health benefits for your little one. Protein-rich and high in B vitamins suggests lots of energy after eating this meal. Combined with the black pepper and coriander to aid digestion, this is a perfect first fish dish for baby.
Suitable for freezing.

1 x 100g (3½oz) white fish fillet (skinless, boneless) - washed

2 small white potatoes — peeled, washed, cubed

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion — peeled, finely chopped

¼ tsp minced garlic

Pinch of ground turmeric

Pinch of ground cumin

Pinch of ground coriander

Pinch of ground black pepper

1 tsp unsalted butter - softened

4 tbsp of whole milk

Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer (uncovered) on medium heat for 15mins until tender.

Whilst the potatoes are cooking, in a frying pan, heat the oil and add the onion. Stir-fry on medium-low heat for 3-4mins until soft and golden.

Then add the garlic, turmeric, cumin, coriander, black pepper and stir-fry for a further 30secs-1min to lightly cook the spices and set aside.

Place the fish into a microwavable dish and gently rub the butter into it. Spoon over half of the milk and cover the dish with either a lid (leaving a small vent) or cling film (piercing a few holes), and poach in the microwave on high for 1½-2mins until the fish is flaky and cooked through.

Check half way to ensure the fish is not being overcooked. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and place in a bowl.

Spoon in the remaining 2 tablespoons of milk (along with the buttery milk the fish was cooked in) and mash the potatoes until smooth.

Add the spiced onion to the mash and flake in the fish, ensuring there are no sneaky bones left.

Combine together for a creamy, luscious pie. If the end consistency is too heavy for baby, add some extra milk.

Serve to your little one warm.

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25 minutes

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