A new baby food recipe using an ingredient very used in Italy for babies: pearl millet (miglio). It’s one of the first ingredients that you can use starting from 6 months because it’s gluten free and it is very easy to digest. Very creamy and nutritious, it’s very rich in B vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and is even considered a good protein source.
Here you are an easy recipe with white fish and vegetables, zucchini and carrots. I’ve chosen a nice tilapia fillet as I found a wild caught one at the market. Tilapia has a delicate flavor, but you can also choose other kind of white fish like sole or halibut.
I will steam the fish with the vegetables. Steaming is a very good cooking method for our little ones as the boiling water never comes in contact with the food. Heat from the steam is gentle and uniform. It slowly diffuses through the food and let the food cook in its own juice thus minimizing loss of nutrients and retaining its texture and flavor. I seal the fish in an aluminum foil, so that it will cook in its own juice. Also, steaming softens food fibers, making food tender and easily digestible.
The recipe is very easy and makes a lovely baby food puree that you can also store in the freezer for future meals! Enjoy!!