Recipe: Salmon risotto, parsnips & broccoli – Stage 3: 10 months +
Classic Italian meal delicately spiced for an Indian twist.
- Heat the oil in a pot, add the onion and stir-fry on medium-low heat for 4-5mins until soft and golden. Add the ginger, garlic, nutmeg, cumin, black pepper and the curry leaf. Lightly cook the spices for 30secs-1min.
- Add the rice to the pot, fold into the spices, and pour over the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer (covered) on a low heat for 15-20mins until creamy and tender.
- Whilst the rice is cooking, steam the vegetables in a steamer or in the microwave by placing the parsnip and broccoli in a microwavable dish and adding 2 tablespoons of water.
- Cover the dish with either a lid (leaving a small vent) or cling film (piercing a few holes), and steam in the microwave on high for 1½-2mins until tender. Once cooked, drain the excess water and leave aside.
- Next place the salmon in a microwavable dish, gently rub the butter into the fillet and spoon over the milk. Poach in the microwave (covered leaving a small vent) for 2-3mins until the fish is flaky and cooked through. Check half way to ensure the fish is not being overcooked.
- Once the rice is cooked, add the steamed veggies and flake in the salmon ensuring there are no sneaky bones left in the fillet. Combine together for a delicious, aromatic meal.
Total preparation and cooking time: 30-35mins
Makes 5-6 servings
Suitable for freezing
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 small onion - peeled, chopped
- ¼ tsp. minced ginger
- ½ tsp. minced garlic
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Pinch of ground cumin
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 curry leaf
100g (3½ oz.)
- Arborio risotto rice – washed, drained
- 750ml (1¼ pint) of hot vegetable or fish stock – baby-friendly
- 60g (2½oz) parsnip – peeled, washed, cubed
- 60g (2½oz) broccoli florets – washed, chopped (no stems)
- 1x100g (3½oz) salmon fillet (skinless, boneless) - washed
- 1 tsp. unsalted butter- softened
- 2 tbsp. of whole milk
Recipe from Zainab Jagot Ahmed – baby food blogger and author of Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook, the UK's first Indian baby food cookbook