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Fillet of Fish with mashed Kumara

Fillet of Fish with mashed Kumara

 

Many children grow up disliking fish as they find it bland and boring, so try to mix it up with stronger tastes.  The orange fleshed kumara is an excellent source of betacarotene, which may help to prevent certain types of cancers.

Makes 8 portions:
225g kumara, peeled
75g white fish, skinned and filleted (remove all bones)
2 tablespoons milk
A knob of butter
Juice of 1 orange (about 120ml)

Place the kumara into a saucepan, just cover with water, bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until soft. Put the fish into a suitable dish, add the milk, dot with the butter, cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until the fish is cooked. Alternatively, poach the fish in a saucepan with the milk and butter for 6 -7 minutes or until just cooked through.  Put the cooked kumara, drained fish and orange juice into a dish and mix.  Depending on the age of the child the mixture can be left chunky or place in a blender and puree until smooth for the younger child.

As you will have enough for 8 portions place the remainder of the mixture into baby food trays or special ice cube trays that are made out of flexible material.  Always label frozen foods with the contents and expiry date.