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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

Marinade:
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.

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

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