There is a place for hiding things, making things look tasty, or familiar but if you never offer fish that looks like fish or meat that looks like meat, how will your child learn to like it?
So, in the supermarket, I picked up some basa and marinaded it in olive oil, lemon and herbs and served it simply with some vegetables. No reason why you shouldn't use a different fish, basa was just chosen for cost purposes. I wasn't sure my son would like it but he did. A lesson in being brave perhaps? Why not try something which looks like real 'adult' food to your kid tomorrow and see what happens? Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
|Might not look pretty but it tasted good!|
Marinated white fish for the whole family - serves 2 adults (I gave an adult sized portion to my son and he ate about two thirds of it.)
265g Basa fillets or other white fish of your choice
Herbs; I used these fresh herbs from my (new) herb garden; chives, lemon thyme, parsley and common thyme
2 tsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Olive oil
Cut up the herbs finely, mix with the lemon juice with the olive oil and marinate the fish in the mixture.
Put in the fridge for half an hour or so (any longer and the fish will start to change texture with the acidity and start to look 'cooked' around the edges, that doesn't really matter though, it still tastes great.
Cook at 180oC / 350F for 12 mins or so.
Serve with vegetables, season if liked (for adults) and enjoy! No reason not to feed this to babies on mashed foods as fish mashes beautifully.
I've linked up this post here and here!