2 adults and 2 littles
Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free.
There is no real risk in serving bacon to baby, and it’s really great to offer a wide variety of tastes and textures. However the salt content is higher than other ingredients, so keep their sprinkles to a tiny taste.
20g (1/2oz) unsalted butter or oil of your choice*
1 onion, finely diced
300g (10oz) potatoes (about 2 medium potatoes), peeled and cut into 1.5cm (1/2in) chunks
400g can coconut milk 100ml (31/2fl oz) milk of your choice*
150g (51/2oz) frozen or canned sweetcorn
400g (14oz) mixed boneless fish (a bag of fish pie mix works well, which includes smoked and unsmoked fish chunks)
3 slices of streaky (fatty) bacon (optional)
freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp finely chopped chives, to serve (optional)
Creamy coconut milk soup, packed with sweetcorn, soft potato and flaky fish. This is a one-pot wonder of flavourful nutrition.
Heat the butter in a large, high-sided frying pan with a lid,
but with the lid off for now. Add the onion and sauté over a medium-high heat for 4 minutes, stirring often until the onion has turned translucent.
Once the onion has softened, add the potato and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, then pour the 100ml (31/2fl oz) of milk into the empty can, swilling it around to gather up as much of the coconut milk as you can. Add to the pan along with the sweetcorn and a good grinding of black pepper, then put the lid on and simmer for 10 minutes.
Once the potato has softened, remove the pan from the heat and, using a hand-held blender, blitz until fairly smooth but with a few chunks of potato still intact.
Put the pan back on the heat and add the fish, stirring a little to ensure the pieces are evenly distributed. Put the lid back on the pan and cook for 8-10 minutes until the fish is cooked all the way through and flakes away easily.
Meanwhile, finely slice the bacon, and add to a separate hot frying pan. Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy. Once cooked, transfer to a bowl lined with kitchen paper to catch the excess fat.
Serve the chowder sprinkled with the chopped chives and crispy bacon pieces. If serving to baby, mash any larger pieces of potato with the back of a fork, don’t worry about the fish as it flakes away really easily. You can also completely mash or blend the chowder to spoon feed to baby.
What Mummy Makes by Rebecca Wilson is published by DK, 23 July 2020. DK.com. Why not add it to your very own Amazon Baby Wish List? They're absolutely free to create and perfect to send to your family, friends, and colleagues to make sure you're getting the baby products you really need...