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Recipe for family meals :

Tuna Fish with Potato, Chives and Sweetcorn

Like most busy mothers, Sian Blunos wanted to feed her baby well, but as a trained chef, working alongside her Michelin-starred chef husband, she didn’t have a lot of free time. This is one of the recipes she has created and published in her book entitled Cooking for Coco - to find out more have a look at the articler under Interesting Bites <click here>

"This is the ideal dish if you are pushed for time and need to prepare something tasty quickly. Coco loves it now but the first time she had it at about 4-5 months, she spat it out all over the floor - much to her two older brothers’ delight. Knowing that she got a great reaction, this became a good game for Coco and poor Leon and Max were ordered out of the room until Coco had settled down".


2 x 7-ounce can tuna fish in either oil or water
1 12-ounce can corn
Small bunch chives, washed and chopped
1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
2 ounces butter
Small amount of baby’s usual milk


  • Drain the tuna fish and corn. Blend both in food processor along with the chives.
  • Cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes until tender, drain and mash with the butter.
  • Add the tuna-and-corn mixture to the potato with enough milk to get the correct texture.
  • Cool, divide into portions and serve or freeze.

Technique Tip:

With most of these recipes you can use a food processor or blender to produce a puréed mixture. However, if you are using potatoes, you should add them as small dice just before serving. If they are blended, the starch they contain causes them to break down into a gluey mess.

As your baby grows and has more teeth, you can mash or chop the food instead. The textures will encourage your baby to chew. You will be the best judge of when you can start to do this.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Makes 6 - 8 portions

Sian Blunos

© Cooking for Coco, Sian Blunos 2003