Annabel Karmel: How to Make Fish Pies for Small Children

Very important for child development is good nutrition. This means healthy and tasty food. The food must be healthy and take care of the child`s nutrition needs. And the food must be tasty so that the child can develop a sound eating habit, enjoying food and meals.
Annabel Karmel is a leading expert for children’s food. Here is a video showing how she prepares one of her favorite children meals.

We have taken this recipe from Annabel Karmen’s YouTube Channel

Potato Topping

800g (1 3/4 lb) potatoes
30 g (1 oz) butter
7 tbsp milk
4 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
1 egg, lightly beaten
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the sauce

45 g (1 1/2 oz) butter
1 large shallot diced
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
45 g (1 1/2 oz) flour
450 ml (15 fl.oz) fish stock
6 tbsp double cream
1 1/2 chopped fresh dill (or chives)
salt and freshly ground pepper, to season
Salmon and Cod filling
250 g (9 oz) salmon, skin removed and cut into 2cm chunks
250 g (9 oz) cod, skin removed and cut into 2 cm chunks
150 g (5 1/2 oz) small cooked prawns
70 g (2 1/2 oz) frozen peas


Boil the potatoes in salted water.
Preheat the oven to 200oC
Drain the potatoes when they are tender.
Add the butter and milk along with the parmesan.
Mash to a smooth and even consistency.
Season to taste.
To make the sauce melt the butter and sautee the shallot for 5-6 minutes until soft
Add the white wine vinegar and boil for two to three minutes until the liquid has evaporated
Stir in the flour to make a roux. The flour will bind with the remaining liquid to form a paste.
Then gradually add the fish stock and then cook over a medium heat, stirring continuously until the sauce becomes smooth.
Bring to the boil then cook, stirring, until thickened.
Chop some fresh dill, or fresh parsley also works really well with this recipe.
Remove the sauce from the heat and then stir in the cream and the chopped dill or parsley
Season well as the fish is unseasoned. The sauce will be smooth with a glossy finish.
Divide all the fish and peas among 4- 6 mini ramekins depending on their size and pour over the sauce
Cover the mixture with the mashed potato and smooth with a knife.
Now brush the top of the potato with a little beaten egg and bake in your oven for 25 minutes.

Now you have a pie for all the family to enjoy.

At Amazon is a treasure trove available of recipes for babies and toddlers in cooking books from Annabel Karmel.

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