Hawaiian Snapper Puree

Fish is such a wonderful protein for babies, but most parents are intimidated to cook it for their little ones. Even as a child, the only time we had fish was when it was cooked under the broiler and it stunk up the whole house (sorry, Mom)! Most white fish have a more mellow flavor and can be easily paired with other tastes.

While shopping at the Farmers Market, I asked our local “fish ladies” (as I like to call them) if they had anything mild for Kenya. One of the fish ladies, with her big hair, gigantic smile and pearly whites, said how about the Hawaiian Silver Snapper?! The name sounded so luxurious and exotic, I just had to try it!

Going with the Hawaiian theme, I came up with flavors I enjoyed from past trips to the tropical paradise. Pineapple, rich in vitamin C, ginger, brown rice and just a hint of sesame oil.

Hawaiian Snapper 1

Hawaiian Snapper Puree

Makes about 3/4 cup

Good for ages 9-12 months


  • 1/2 pounds snapper (any mild white fish will work)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned


  1. Place ginger in a steamer pot over boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the fish to the pot and cook 4 more minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Place all the ingredients in the Baby Bullet (make sure there are no bones in the fish) and puree until smooth.
  4. Cool and serve.




About Catherine McCord

A native of Louisville, KY, Catherine modeled around the world in her teens, spending every spare second learning about and experiencing local cuisines. Craving more, she saved up her money and enrolled at The Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. When her beautiful baby boy Kenya was born, she spent hours on the internet researching feeding tips and fresh, healthy recipe ideas, but came up short. She found herself having conversations with friends who struggled with the same issues and quickly became their go-to girl for baby and child-friendly recipes. Now, Catherine shares her extensive research and experimentation in her own family kitchen on Weelicious.com and with her growing international audience on Facebook and Twitter. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Friday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.

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