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Fish and Mushroom Surprise Serves 3 - 4 babies of 7 - 12 months

  • Ingredients:

  • 115g (4oz) lemon sole or plaice fillet, defrosted, skinned
  • 55g (2oz) leeks, sliced
  • 30g (1oz) onion or shallot, sliced (optional)
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • small bunch fresh herbs (e.g. dill, parsley, chives)
  • 200ml (7 fl oz) milk (breast, formula or cow’s)
  • small knob butter
  • 55g (2oz) button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 15ml spoon (1 tbsp) cornflour or rice flour
  • 30g (1oz) grated cheese (optional)
  • 30g (1oz) seedless grapes, quartered


  1. Place the leeks, onions or shallots, peppercorns, herbs and milk into a pan.  Bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and add the fish.  Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Discard the peppercorns and herbs.  Remove the fish and set aside.  Reserve the poaching mixture.
  3. In a small pan heat the butter and add the mushrooms.  Cook for 1-2 minutes.
    Add the leeks and the poaching liquid.  Stir in the corn or rice flour.
  4. Cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally until thickened.
  5. Lightly flake the reserve fish and add to the pan with the cheese and grapes.
  6. Lightly puree and serve to your baby.

9g Protein; 5g Fat; 8g Carbohydrate; 0g Fibre.


Recipe kindly donated by The Seafish Industry