Sticky Baked Salmon Sunshine Bowl

Sometimes it’s just the way you name a dish that makes it really appealing to little kids, like this bowl of sunshine for example. I have added in lots of ingredients I know kids love; mango, sticky baked salmon, and the sweetest rainbow tomatoes, plus a few I hope they will love over time, like radishes and cucumber. Creating a mini-foodie by encouraging your little ones to try new tastes, even if it is just one little bite. Over time, one bite becomes two and then becomes three. These bowls won’t really require too much persuasion though, from either kids or adults! Just you wait and see.

This one of the best salmon recipes I have ever made and a great salmon recipe for smaller babies too! SUPER nutritious, easy to make & filled with summer!

Salmon Marinade

The marinade for this recipe is one of my all-time favourites. I used a mix of low sodium soy sauce, mixed with paprika, oil, a smidgen of maple syrup and a light seasoning of pepper. So easy and quick too! You don’t even need an additional bowl. Just place the salmon onto a baking tray, add the marinade ingredients, use your fingers to completely cover. 

You can marinate in the fridge covered for a few hours, but generally, I think ‘let’s have salmon’ and just do it! Seriously, this will be the best baked salmon recipe you ever try! BIG words! BUT, it seriously is a winner every single time in our house. 

The best part about cooking fish is that its quick! The salmon takes less than 15 minutes in the oven. Just make sure it is a light pink throughout and you know your good!

This one of the best salmon recipes I have ever made and a great salmon recipe for smaller babies too! SUPER nutritious, easy to make & filled with summer! Baked Samon

This one of the best salmon recipes I have ever made and a great salmon recipe for smaller babies too! SUPER nutritious, easy to make & filled with summer! Vegetables and fruit mix.

Build a Bowl of Sunshine!

It’s kind of like build a bear, just without the bear. On second thoughts, its nothing like build a bear….i’m slowly losing my mind over here! 

For this bowl to be devoured you must include things your little ones love. I made a super simple sticky rice, using coconut milk, water and rice! Seriously good and totally moreish!

I filled our bowls with mango, avocado and sweet cherry tomatoes. The trick here is using fruit and some veggies your child loves. We are big fans of cherry tomatoes, they are super sweet and as Oscar likes to tell us every time is actually a fruit, so zero issues. Then added in a few veggies that I always struggle getting Oscar to eat. I still put them on his plate though and he will always, always try them. This time round he had 4 slices of cucumber and 2 slices of radishes! Whoop! I will never, ever give up hope! 

For some reason, a mango salmon combination works amazingly well! Just sayin!

This one of the best salmon recipes I have ever made and a great salmon recipe for smaller babies too! SUPER nutritious, easy to make & filled with summer! Overhead layout This one of the best salmon recipes I have ever made and a great salmon recipe for smaller babies too! SUPER nutritious, easy to make & filled with summer! Building a bowlToasted Sesame Seeds

If you haven’t tried this before, you need to do this! Take some sesame seeds. Pour onto a dry pan, and toast until they start to brown. Shake the pan a few times to ensure they are evenly browned. 

Store in a jar and use them on everything! This Sticky Baked Salmon recipe, any noodle recipe, I put them on avocado on toast, on peanut butter on toast. I even put them on my porridge in the morning. Best thing EVER!

Food Photographer and Food Styling 

I started taking photos 4 years ago and I can’t believe how much my photos have improved. After I took this photo I literelly sent it to anyone who would listen. Honestly, I think its the best photo I’ve ever taken! Feeling super, super proud. If you want to see one of my very first ones check out this link: https://www.babyledfeeding.com/recipes/raspberry-buckwheat-pancakes/ 

This photo was taken using a Canon 5D Mark IV using my new 50mm lens. I’m going for photos that make you seriously want to lick the screen! 😀 Well you know what I mean. 

For other great baby friendly fish recipes check out these: 

Super Healthy Salmon and Prawn Linguini 

Tandoori Fish Bites

Salmon Fish Cakes with Avocado Dressing

Salmon Nuggets for Baby Led Weaning

Baby Friendly Salmon Caprese Skewers

I hope you like this recipe. I can’t wait to see your creations and don’t forget to tag me if you make it @babyledfeeding on Instagram and Facebook

Aileen xoxox

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      • PREP TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 30 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 2 adults and 2 children x2

What goes in...

  • 4 fillets salmon cut into mini strips
  • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Black pepper to season
  • 225g (1 cup) rice (soaked in water for about 2-3 hours, then rinsed)
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 100ml water
  • To Serve
  • 1 ripe mango sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 8 radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 10 sunshine cherry tomatoes (cut into quarters)
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Place the salmon fillets onto an oven proof dish.
  3. Add the rapeseed oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder and a pinch of black pepper to a bowl and stir well until it is full combined, then pour over the salmon.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then baste the salmon, by spooning the sauce over it. Place salmon back in the oven and bake for a further 5 minutes. The salmon should be pink inside and cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, made the rice by adding the rice, coconut milk and water to a pot and bringing to the boil. Cover with a lid and simmer over your lowest heat setting for 10-12 minutes until the rice is soft and cooked. The water should have completely evaporated and the rice should be soft and fluffy.
  6. To serve, place the rice into bowls, top with the warm salmon, then decorate the bowls with the chopped fruit and vegetables. Sprinkle over the toasted sesame seeds and tear a few mints leaves. Eat warm or cold.

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