I thought it was about time mummy beans told you about some of the yummy purees I’ve been trying.
My favourites are fruit: Pear and blueberry, pear and nectarine, apple and strawberry, and apple and peach. I love vegetables and carrot and parsnip are the yummiest!
Now I’m six months I can have dairy and milk and my meal times just got a whole lot more interesting. The other day mummy beans made me something called fish. She says this month we’re learning all about the sea and the animals that live in it and a fish is something that lives in the sea. It tasted yummy so she’s going to show you how you can make your beans a fish supper like mine.
Beans Fish Supper*
Makes 4x 70ml portions of puree
Suitable for 6-7 months
- 150g sustainably caught white fish fillet
- 6 black peppercorns
- 1 bay leaf
- Sprig of parsley
- 150ml of your baby’s usual milk
- 200g carrots
- 50g frozen peas
- 15g unsalted butter
- 15g plain flour
- Place the fish, milk, peppercorns, bay leaf and parsley in a pan
- Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5-10 minutes, until the fish is cooked through
- Place a sieve on top of a bowl and tip the fish and the milk into it
- Keep the milk to one side for later
- Remove the peppercorns, parsley and bay leaf from the fish mix. Make sure you’ve counted all the peppercorns back out, and that there are no small bones or skin in the fish, or you’ll give your little beans a bit of a surprise.
- Boil the carrots for fifteen minutes and then add the peas, boiling for a further five minutes
- Meanwhile make the white sauce by combining the butter and flour over a low heat and then slowly adding the reserved milk. Turn up the heat a little and simmer, whilst stirring, until thickened
- Drain the carrots and peas, keeping a little of the water to one side, and put them, with fish mixture, in a large bowl. Add the sauce and blend. If you need the puree to be smoother add a little of the carrot water and blend again
- Fill ice-cube trays and in the case of my bean I give her seven cubes (approximately 70ml) and two extra veg cubes as she’s a hungry little beans!**
I’d love to know if you try this recipe and what your little beans are currently eating, so don’t forget to let us know below.