Salmon can be made into a smooth baby puree and is great for your baby’s first bite. Though sometimes, babies may think the salmon puree has a tad too intense of flavor for their developing tastebuds. In that case, you can mix in a spoonful of two of the salmon puree into any other flavorful fruit or veggie puree your little one prefers.
Salmon is one of the best foods for your baby because of all the healthy goodness it contains.
- One of the best sources of DHA and EPA Omega 3’s, essential for brain development.
- One of the few food sources of vitamin D.
- Full of other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, B vitamins, potassium and calcium.
- Low in mercury, making it one of the best fish to consume.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 ounces
Age: 6+ months
- 1 fillet of salmon, patted dry with a paper towel
- 1 tsp olive oil
- pinch seasoning of choice, paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano, chili powder, onion powder, or dried thyme
Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Place the salmon on the baking sheet and drizzle with oil and rub in any seasoning (I used paprika and oregano).
- Place the baking sheet into the oven, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until it is opaque, easily flakes off with a fork, and reaches an internal temperature of 125-130° F. Let cool slightly.
Remove the skin and place the salmon into a blender. Starting on low and working your way up to high speed, puree the salmon until you reach your desired consistency, adding in a liquid (fresh breast milk, formula, water or no-sodium veggie broth) in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add in just 1/4 cup of broth to get the consistency seen in this photo. Serve by itself or mix with your favorite fruit or veggie puree.
Age: 6+ months
Yield: 6 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months.