Today I made Max a fish pie FROM SCRATCH!!
Oh yes the good mummy award goes to….. ME!
I got the recipe from the yummy discovery’s baby led weaning book:
I used frozen fish because I had this in my freezer. How much fish you want to put in the pie is up to you. I used a small handful of cod and salmon. You can use fresh fish if you want.
4 Baking Potatoes (peeled and halved, we also use sweet potato)
1 Onion (Chopped)
2 handfuls grated cheddar
3 Tbsps. plain flour
1 tsp Unsalted butter
Handful of frozen peas (I just put in a handful of frozen veg as I had that in the freezer)
100 ml Milk (Full fat)
I also added broccoli and spinach.
It’s always a good idea to deal with the prep first. (So chop your onions, cut the fish into chunks and coat with flour, cut your potatoes and grate your cheese)
Pre heat your oven to 180c/gas mark 4
So I heat the butter in the frying pan (I recently brought a lovely ceramic one from wilkos as we are a bit anti aluminium in this house). Make sure the pan is on a low heat you don’t want the butter to burn.
Boil or steam your potatoes- This will need to be mashed so they need to go on for about 20 minutes.
Boil or steam the broccoli and spinach
Add the chopped onions to the pan and fry them in the butter until they are soft.
Add the fish and cheese, stir until the cheese melts.
Stir in the milk. It should thicken as you cook, If the sauce is to runny add more flour if it’s too thick then add more milk.
Stir in the broccoli and spinach
Turn off the heat but leave the sauce in the pan.
Mash your potatoes
Transfer the sauce to an oven proof dish, cover with the mash.
Cook for 20-25 minutes.
Once the pie was cooked I allowed it to cool. Then being the crazy mummy I am I allowed Max to feed himself (WITH HIS HANDS!!!).
Fish is so good for the little ones, it plays a big part in brain development.
For afters I gave him a ice lolly I had made from blended strawberry’s and blueberry’s.
He wasn’t overly keen on that but it makes a good teether idea 🙂