Annabel Karmel’s pasta shells with salmon and broccoli

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Pasta shells with salmon and broccoli
Pasta shells with salmon and broccoli
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Fish is good for a baby's brain development, so it’s important to introduce fish such as salmon early on. Fish is quick and easy to prepare and delicious combined with root vegetables


  • 50g (2oz) salmon fillet
  • 150ml (¼ pint) unsalted vegetable or chicken stock
  • 40g (1½oz) baby pasta shells
  • a knob of butter
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 2tsp plain flour
  • 100ml (3½oz) milk
  • 50g (2oz) broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 3tbsp crème fraiche
  • 3tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • ½tsp fresh dill, chopped
  • ½tsp fresh chives, chopped

Fish is good for the brain; omega-3 essential fatty acids are found in oily fish and make up 40 per cent of the brain.


Suitable from 6 months
  1. To cook the salmon, either poach the fish in a little of the stock over a low heat for 3-4 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork, or cook in a microwave with a couple of tablespoons of stock for about 2 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain.
  3. To make the sauce, melt the butter in the saucepan. Add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until just soft. Add the flour and mix together, then blend in the remaining stock and milk. Bring to the boil. Add the broccoli and simmer, covered, for 5-6y minutes until soft.
  4. Whiz in a food processor until smooth. Stir in the crème fraiche, Parmesan, lemon juice, herbs and cooked salmon. Simmer for 2 minutes. Serve the drained pasta with the sauce.

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