Tilapia with Mango and Lime Sauce - Stage 2
Sweet and yummy! Taken from my Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook, 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), this is a great baby-led weaning recipe. Baby can pick up tender little fish chunks between fingers, or you can mash for a spoon-led method.
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
- 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.