Recipes

Fish Tacos

March 8, 2019

This was one of the first times Jack tried fish and let's just say he is not a fan! The face he makes when trying it is pretty epic though. He's almost 9 months old now and still not totally picking up on how to eat finger foods, but we'll just keep putting it in front of him and watch him throw it all around the room until he's interested. I ended up frying the fish, but if you don't have time or don't want a messier kitchen you could just bake them and it would still taste delicious!

Fish Tacos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Fish

  • 1 lb Cod cut into 4 oz pieces
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Milk or Water
  • 1 cup Corn Meal
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper & Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Corn Tortillas

Mango Salsa

  • 1 Mango diced/1-2 sticks
  • 1/2 Red Onion diced
  • 1 Avocado diced/1-2 sticks
  • 1 Tomato diced/1-2 sticks
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno diced, to taste

Instructions

For the Fish

  1. Before preparing the fish for the adults, just cut a little strip off and cook it in the pan before adding the oil and set aside on a plate. 

  2. Put Vegetable Oil in cast iron or skillet and start heating up; the amount will depend on the size of your pan, but you’ll want to be able to cover half of the fish.

  3. Combine eggs, water or milk in a bowl. 

  4. In a separate bowl, combine Corn Meal, Cayenne, Black Pepper & Salt. 

  5. Place fish pieces in the egg mixture and coat completely. Shake off excess and then dredge in the corn meal mixture. Make sure the fish is covered completely.

  6. Add fish to the hot oil and cook until golden brown (2-3 minutes on each side). Once cooked place on a separate plate with a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.

For the Mango Salsa

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. 

    Reminder: Make sure to cut some stick portions for your little one – I cut the tomato, mango, and avocado into slices. Do this BEFORE you chop up the Jalapeno for obvious reasons.

  2. Assemble your tacos with the fried fish and salsa on top and enjoy! 

Fish Tacos

Recipes

Steak, Sweet Potatoes & Red Bell Pepper

March 3, 2019

Recipe

This meal ended up being a huge hit for our 8 month old. He has always loved pureed sweet potatoes, but really enjoyed being able to feed himself bigger chunks. I'm also pretty sure we have a carnivore on our hands because any time we give him sticks of meat he chows down and the real surprise was how much he loved the green onion strip. OH and this tasted good for the adults too :).

baby, food

Steak, Sweet Potatoes & Red Bell Pepper

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Steak Marinade

  • 1 lb Flank Steak diced/1-2 sticks
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 3 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Cayenne to taste

And the rest…

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes diced/1-2 larger chunks/sticks
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced/1-2 sticks
  • 5-6 Green Onions diced/1 stick
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Cilantro to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all marinade ingredients into a ziplock. We did this the night before since Flank Steak can be a bit tough, but OK if you do this 30 minute before the meal.

    Remember do not marinade the 1-2 sticks of meat for your child. Those can be set aside until later. 

  2. Dice your Sweet Potatoes, but leave 1-2 larger chunks for your little one. Place in a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. 

    Take the larger chunks and set on your baby’s plate to the side.

  3. Heat a skillet or pan and add the Olive Oil. Once hot, add the 1-2 strips of steak until cooked through and set on baby’s plate to cool down.

    Add the marinated steak and cook for about 10 minutes or until center is medium. Take the steak out and set aside.

  4. Before dicing your Bell Pepper and Green Onion, make sure to create 1-2 sticks for your baby and place on baby plate. 

  5. Add the diced sweet potatoes, red bell pepper and green onion until the red bell peppers are tender. Add the steak back to the pan and stir together. Now you you can add some salt and pepper to taste – make sure this isn’t added to any of your baby’s food. 

  6. Serve immediately with cilantro on top for the adults, but as is for the baby. We also ate it with some Sriracha for a little extra spice.