Herb crusted cod fillets with butternut squash

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Herb crusted cod fillets with butternut squash
Cod is a delicious meaty fish and a fantastic source of protein for your baby or toddler. Your fishmonger will pin bone your fillets for you to remove any small bones.

15g butter

2 slices wholemeal bread, crusts removed (1 day old)

1 1/2 tbsps chopped fresh mixed herbs (such as parsley and chives)

Finely grated rind of 1/4 orange

Pinch fresh grated nutmeg

1/5 Butternut squash, thinly sliced and par boiled for 2 minutes

1 x 6oz / 175g cod fillets skin on, pin boned (each at least 1 in / 2.5cm thick)

1 egg yolk, beaten

3 small vine cherry tomatoes

1 tsp rapeseed oil

Preheat the oven 200˚C/400˚F/Gas 6.

Melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave and leave to cool. Place the bread in a food processor or liquidiser and whizz to fine crumbs. Tip into a bowl and stir the cooled butter, herbs, orange rind and nutmeg and mix well to combine.

Place the butternut squash slices on a baking sheet and place the cod fillet on top, skin-side down and brush over the egg yolk.

Add the flavoured crumbs on top of the cod fillets and then spread them out, pressing them down firmly to stick.

Arrange the cherry tomatoes around the crusted cod fillet and drizzle with a little of the oil.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cod is cooked through and the crumbs are crisp and golden, and the tomatoes have softened and are lightly charred.

Melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave and leave to cool. Place the bread in a food processor or liquidiser and whiz to fine crumbs. Tip into a bowl and stir the cooled butter, herbs, orange rind and nutmeg and mix well to combine.

Purée, mash or flake the cod fillet to the consistency required (depending on weaning stage). Alter the butternut squash and cherry tomatoes to the consistency required – leave soft and whole for older babies as they can pick them up with their hands.

Serves
3

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Fruit, Eggs, Fish, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, Healthy, Kids Food

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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