Tzatziki with Halibut and Potatoes

My husband and I had a date night the other night. I had a wonderful halibut dish. The whole time I was eating it I was thinking, “I could totally make this dish into a baby food!” I used the Tzatziki recipe from Alina’s Cucina‘s The Baby Cuisine Cookbook and added my twist with halibut and potatoes.

Perfect for: 7+ months but there are a lot of new flavors introduced in this dish so be patient

Servings: 4-5

Grab your Gear:

  • A cutting board
  • A cutting knife
  • A peeler
  • A grater
  • Medium sized mixing bowl (you need a bowl if you don’t puree the sauce)
  • A steamer and a pureer (or your Beaba)
  • Bowl and spoon for serving
  • Storage containers

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Food:

  • One cucumber, seeded, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced (yes, it is okay to give your baby garlic!)
  • 7-8 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (fresh is always nice but I used dried)
  • 1/2 cup milk (cooking with milk prior to 12 months is okay but always consult your pediatrician)
  • 4-6 ounces halibut (you can use cod and sole too)
  • 1/2 cup potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

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Method:

  1. Put potatoes in your Beaba (or whatever device you use) to steam for approximately 15 minutes. Set aside to puree later with the other ingredient. Save the reserve water for later on. Alternatively you can cook the potatoes in a sautee pan with vegetable stock.  In the meantime…
  2. Take your grated cucumber and squeeze in a towel to remove as much of the moisture as possible
  3. Combine cucumber, yogurt, garlic, mint leaves, dill and pepper in your pureer. Puree to desired consistency. You can also use a bowl and mix with a spoon but the consistency will not be as smooth (which is okay, just depends on your baby)
  4. Set aside sauce (in the fridge if more than 10-15 minutes)
  5. Put fish in pan with a bit of pepper. Add milk, poach for 5 minutes until the fish flakes easily.
  6. Strain the milk from the fish
  7. Combine potatoes, fish and sauce to puree (add reserve water from potatoes and any additional water to get the puree to your baby’s desired consistency)
  8. Serve

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As always store what you are going to use within the next 3 days in the fridge. Any remainder should go in the freezer.

Goodness Factor: Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Iron, Dietary Fiber, Maganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Protein, Niacin, Phosphorus and Selenium

Check out this site for information on vitamins and minerals.

Happy Eating!

Marnie


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