Are you looking for a meal option that’s delicious, easy to prepare, and super nutritious for bub? These salmon and broccoli croquettes can be served as a complete meal, or alongside some other vegetables, making them the perfect finger food for babies from 6 months.

Little ones should be offered 2-3 serves of fish or seafood per week, so make a batch of these, freeze, and have several meals ready to go.

Both salmon and broccoli are rich in essential nutrients for growing babies. Salmon is packed with iron, Vitamin D, and Omega 3 fatty acids, while broccoli contains a number of vitamins and minerals that are crucial for healthy development, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc.

  • Age: 6 months +
  • Allergen advice: Contains egg (see substitute below for egg allergy)
  • Suitable for freezing
  • Makes: 10 croquettes

Salmon and Broccoli Croquettes Recipe

Ingredients

½ cup cold mashed potato or sweet potato

2 spring onions, finely chopped (white parts)

3 cups of broccoli florets

120g salmon fillet

1 ¾ Tbsp Parmesan, grated

½ cup panko/sourdough/gluten-free breadcrumbs

1 egg, beaten

3 Tbsp milk of choice

1 Tbsp olive oil for frying

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200℃ (or 180℃ for fan-forced).
  2. Cook the broccoli in boiling water for 5 minutes or steam until tender. Drain and chop it up.
  3. Bake the salmon in the oven, wrapped in baking paper or foil, for 12 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Flake the salmon and leave to cool.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the salmon, potato, spring onions, broccoli, and half the breadcrumbs, along with the cheese and egg.
  6. Shape it into 10 croquettes and roll in the remaining breadcrumbs.
  7. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes (this helps them to firm up and stay in their shape).
  8. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the croquettes, and fry for 5-8 minutes until golden and crisp.
  9. Allow to cool before freezing in ziploc bags or containers.

 

Substitutions: Mix 1 Tbsp chia seeds with 1/4 cup of water until fully absorbed and thickened.

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