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Tilapia with Mango and Lime Sauce – Stage 2

tilapia-with-mango-and-lime-sauceSweet and yummy! This protein-rich fish dish is high in a range of B vitamins and will go down a treat with your little one. Suitable for babies from 7 months onwards (Stage 2).

Makes 9 ice cubes
Total prep and cooking time – 40mins

1 x 110g skinless, boneless tilapia fillet or any other white fish

1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp minced garlic
1 tsp fresh lemon juice – ensure no seeds fall in
Pinch of ground black pepper

Mango sauce:
½ ripe mango – flesh cubed
3 fresh coriander leaves
½ tsp fresh lime juice

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.

Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Pop the fish fillet into the bowl, ensuring it is covered with the marinade and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

Place the marinated fish on a large sheet of foil and create a foil parcel by lifting the edges of the foil upwards to the middle to create a point and fold the top edge. Then fold the sides to seal the edges. You want to do this to keep the steam inside the parcel. Place the parcel on a baking tray and pop it in the oven for 10–11 minutes until the fish is flaky and cooked through.

Meanwhile, place the mango, coriander and lime juice in a food processor (or use a handheld blender) and blend until smooth. Remove the fish from the oven and place it in a bowl (do not add the cooking juices from the foil). Break the fish into small pieces, pour the mango sauce over the fish and combine well. Pop into a food processor (or use a handheld blender) and blend to retain some texture. Serve to baby warm on its own, or with steamed veg. For older babies, serve with overcooked mushy basmati rice.

This recipe is taken from The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook, available to order now from all good bookshops including, WHSmith and Waterstones. Also available from

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