Tandoori Fish Bites – Yummy Baby Finger Food

Fish is such an amazing finger food for your little one. It is soft and easy for them to manage, super nutritious and is really, really easy to prepare too. Plus, fish cooks super quickly so you know those days your baby is SCREAMING for food. Well this is the recipe for you! (and your baby of course!)  

Bite sized white fish seasoned with fresh homemade Tandoori seasoning served with a healthy dipping sauce made with yogurt, fresh coriander, lime, and cumin. This healthy baby led weaning finger food beats out fish sticks any day! For a quick meal prep on busy days. just make the seasoning and dip ahead and put it all together when you're ready to cook! #tandoorirecipes #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #mealprep #fishrecipes Baby Led Feeding Tandoori Fish Bites Recipe Images2

Fear of cooking fish? 

Cooking fish can be a worry for parents especially when you are making a finger food recipe for a smaller baby. Bones are obviously the biggest issue. I buy my fish over the counter in Dunnes Stores and always ask them to debone it for me. If you tell them you are worried about it I find they are always super cautious. You can also get them to skin the fish too which is great and it saves time at home. 

When I get home and prepare the fish I will always feel around for any loose bones too and very seldom will I find any. Hake and Haddock are 2 great fish to use because the bones are hard and long so they are really easy to find. 

For this recipe I cut the fish into bite sized chunks so they cook really quickly! Less than 10 minutes quickly! I also popped the fish into the oven to get it ever crispier but that is totally optional.

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Tandoori Sauce

The sauce is just super easy to make. It is simply a mix of garlic, ginger, yogurt and plenty of flavoursome spices like cumin, coriander and turmeric with a little sprinkle of pepper. I pop everything into a little freezer bag to let it marinate for an hour or so, but that is also optional if you are in a hurry. At this point you can also freeze the fish to use at a later date so brilliant for building up that stash of ready to cook meals in the freezer.

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Finger Food Recipes for Babies

I love finger food recipes for babies that also double up as a perfect family dinner too! Who really wants to be cooking 2/3 dinners? No-one!!! Make life easy and just make one meal that is baby-friendly but perfect for the ENTIRE family too. Here are some more ideas you might like: Baby friendly Quiche, Here Fishy Fish Kebabs, Sticky Chicken and Veggies.

This recipe is sponsored by Dunnes Stores and all of the ingredients can be found instore. You can also talk to their fish mongers who are amazing, super friendly and will make sure you leave with bone and skin-free fish every time!

Hope your week is amazing!

Aileen xoxox

Bite sized white fish seasoned with fresh homemade Tandoori seasoning served with a healthy dipping sauce made with yogurt, fresh coriander, lime, and cumin. This healthy baby led weaning finger food beats out fish sticks any day! For a quick meal prep on busy days. just make the seasoning and dip ahead and put it all together when you're ready to cook! #tandoorirecipes #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #mealprep #fishrecipes

      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 25 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 35 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 2 adults and 2 children

What goes in...

  • Tandoori Fish
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Black pepper to season
  • 150ml natural yogurt
  • 450g white fish (hake, cod, haddock)
  • Drizzle rapeseed oil
  • Dipping sauce
  • 200ml natural yogurt
  • Small bunch fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Juice and zest of half a lime
  • Black pepper
  • Pinch of ground cumin
  • To serve
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/4 lime per person

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Add all of the spices and yogurt to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Cut the fish into bite sized chunks then place into the bowl and stir well. You can also add into a freezer bag to ensure every piece is coated fully.
  4. Add the fish onto a baking dish lined with parchment paper and spread it around so none of the pieces are touching, then lightly drizzle over a little rapeseed oil.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then drain off the excess liquid and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  6. To make the sauce add the yogurt, coriander leaves, lime juice, pepper to a bowl and stir well. Top with a sprinkle of ground cumin and a few extra coriander leaves.
  7. To serve, place the fish bites into a bowl, sprinkle over a few extra coriander leaves and add a wedge of lime.

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