Steamed Salmon with Lemongrass bedded with Coconut Jasmine Rice BLW [6-7m+], Toddler & Family

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Our dinner last night! So simple and delicious! 😋
We love steamed fish in this household. I usually cook fish at least twice a week and most of the time salmon. Salmon has a much stronger taste than white fish, therefore, it can be tricky as a first fish to introduce to weaning babies. However, I did start giving my boys salmon before white fish and most of the time it was hidden in sweet vegetables such as sweet potato, butternut squash or pumpkin puree. Salmon is an oily fish and it has higher omega-3 fatty acids (plays an important part in the baby & toddler brain development) than other not so oily fishes.

Why Salmon?

Babies need a lot of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish for brain, nerve and eye development. When they switch from breast milk or formula to solid food, most of them don’t get nearly enough. Children’s food preferences are largely developed by the time they are around 5 year old, so I urge parents to help their kids develop a taste for seafood as early as possible.

Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin, and potassium

Health benefits related to Omega-3 content:

  • decreased risk of numerous cardiovascular problems
  • brain food -improved mood and cognition in human brain
  • joint protection
  • eye benefits
  • decreased cancer risk

Served 2 toddlers and 1 adult

Ingredients

  • 300gr boneless salmon fillet (cubed or sliced)
  • 1 small stalk of lemongrass (thinly sliced)
  • 3 spring onion / scallion (chopped)
  • 1 XL carrot (grated)
  • 1/2 small kohlrabi (optional) (grated)
  • 1 tbsp cold pressed/virgin coconut oil
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • pink salt to taste – avoid salt for babies under 12m old

 

Method

  1. Heat up a non stick frying pan, add coconut oil, carrots, kohlrabi, spring onion and a pinch of salt and sauté until carrots are soft. Add in the rice and turn off the heat. Give it a good mix and pour the mixture over a bowl for steaming.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the salmon with lemongrass and a pinch of salt.
  3. Spread the salmon over the rice and steam for 15-25 minutes or until the salmon is just done and melts in your mouth. Don’t over steam as this will cause the salmon to be too dry and your kids may not like it then.
  4. Remove lemongrass before serving.
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2 thoughts on “Steamed Salmon with Lemongrass bedded with Coconut Jasmine Rice BLW [6-7m+], Toddler & Family

  1. I really want to steam salmon but I did it before and it became hard. Any suggestion?

    Please visit and follow my blog (www.lazymomcooking.wordpress.com) or my Instagram (lazymom_cooking) for some recipe ideas

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    • Hi! The secret for a perfect soft steam salmon is to put the salmon in a bowl and not over steam. I’d suggest steam for 10 minutes first, check the inside with a fork and steam for another few minutes and check again. The liquid in the bowl from the steam makes the salmon really soft. If I make a small portion for my kids I just use an Ikea kids plastic bowl. I hope this helps and do let me know how it goes! Kat X

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