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bowl of Jamaican fish curry with rice

Jamaican fish

This Jamaican fish curry is full of flavours for your baby to explore, including cod, curry powder and plantain. Can be enjoyed by the rest of the family too, simply serve as it is instead of blending or mashing. Freeze the extra portions for handy future meals.

Serves: 4 portions (approx)

Prep time: 5-10 mins

Cooking time: 20-30 mins

Suitable for vegetarians? N


  • 1/4 small potato, peeled (25g)
  • 1/3 small onion, peeled (20g)
  • 1/2 small red pepper, deseeded (30g)
  • 1/2 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 heaped tbsp plantain, peeled (20g)
  • 1/2 large cod (90g)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 75ml water
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 70g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp frozen peas (20g)
  • 15g white rice (1 portion)

Try serving with brown rice sometimes, instead of white.


  1. Dice the potatoes. Boil for 10 to 15 minutes in unsalted water until cooked. Then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onions, peppers, garlic and plantain.
  3. Cut the fish into chunks, removing any bones.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and peppers and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  5. Stir in garlic, water, curry powder, tomatoes and plantain.
  6. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.
  7. Add the peas, fish and potatoes. Cook gently for a further 5 to 10 minutes until the fish is cooked.
  8. In the meantime, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the rice for 15 to 20 minutes. Then drain.
  9. Chop or mince the curry with the cooked rice to the desired consistency – check thoroughly for bones.
  10. Serve quarter of the fish curry in a bowl.
Give your baby sips of water with their meals - rather than sweet drinks which can cause tooth decay.

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