How to make ‘posh’ fish fingers…

I have had quite a few messages via my instagram page requesting recipes and step-by-steps for some of the things I make for Stanley. So I’ve decided I’ll create a category for all the recipes for people to have a look at. I will say though, that most of the meals I create for Stanley are taken from recipes books (my favourite two are Ella’s Kitchen and the I have added links to Amazon where they can be purchased, not an ad just my two favourite recipe books). I usually adapt the recipes slightly to make them more to my liking or to add additional vegetables etc into the recipes.

So the first recipe I thought I’d share with you is ‘posh’ salmon fish fingers, which are perfect for people following baby led weaning techniques. These are definitely more suited to babies that have been weaning for a while as they are quite chunky and have an almost crispy outer layer. Stanley had these when he was 10 months old.

What you’ll need:

  1. Salmon fillets, you can fresh or frozen fillets but I generally buy them frozen as I don’t eat salmon myself so it means there’s less waste and they’re always fresh and ready to go. (I used 2 small fillets and made 8 fingers)
  2. 2/3 slices of bread (day old is better as it will be used to make breadcrumbs)
  3. 1 lemon
  4. 2 eggs
  5. Parsley

Making your fish fingers:

  1. Roughly tear your bread and place into a food processor. Blend until breadcrumbs form.
  2. Add the zest of 1 lemon and 2 teaspoons of parsley and blend again.
  3. Place this mixture into a large bowl/Tupperware tub.
  4. Crack the eggs into another bowl/Tupperware tub and beat.
  5. Slice your salmon fillets into fingers. This can be a bit tricky as the salmon was crumbly when I did this step, but the next step does help keep the salmon together in a finger shape.
  6. Gently place a salmon finger into the egg, ensuring that it is entirely covered in egg.
  7. Carefully take the salmon and place into the breadcrumb mixture, again ensuring the finger is completely covered.
  8. Place onto a baking tray, covered with baking paper.
  9. Repeat steps 6 to 8 for all of your salmon fingers.
  10. Bake in the oven at 180 for 5 minutes before turning them over, then bake until crispy.

And that’s it – TA DA! You’ve got some lovely, crispy salmon fish fingers. Stanley loved these, and I served them with mashed potato and lots of veggies.These can be frozen but are best to be kept in a Tupperware tub as they are quite delicate. These are so simple to make but so great for baby led weaning techniques and are also great for lunches on the go too.

I’d love to hear from you guys if you make these, what you think of them. Are there any other recipes you’d like me to get up?



  1. These sounds delish and I’d happily make them for myself for tea haha!
    Saira xxxx

    1. Haha! I did eat a couple, they’re really nice! If you make some for adults you could add a bit of chilli in the too to give them a bit of a kick!! Xx

  2. amyjanebaby

    This is such a great idea! Freddie loves fish fingers so I will definitely give these a try!

    Amy | Amy Jane & Baby


    1. They’re so so easy and really yummy too!! Xx

  3. We are starting weaning over the next couple of weeks so I look forward to more of your recipes! X

    1. Oooh exciting! I’m hoping to get some more up soon! Enjoy the weaning journey ?

  4. Yum! These sound so good. I’m a useless cook though and always worry I’ll poison the kids!! Will definitely add these to my must-try list xx

    1. I’m not great in the kitchen either but have enjoyed trying to make new things for Stanley! And these are so easy too, definitely give them a go!! ?? xx

  5. It sounds amazing!! I am now starting to wean Cleo so we will definitely have to give there a go!

    1. They’re so easy! I didn’t give them to Stanley for a while but I’ll try get some other recipes up that are more suited to a bit earlier in the weaning journey! ? x

  6. ohlunablog

    I’m going to save this recipe and try them for Imogen. I don’t eat fish personally and my boyfriend is vegan but she loves it! Going to try and cook more for her though sounds lovely!

    1. They’re just so versatile, you can use almost any fish, add any other flavours to the breadcrumb mix and they can go with so much too!! Xx

  7. Rachael Blakey

    This is the perfect post to read right now! We have been doing baby led Weaning with Teddy since he was six months old & it’s so hard to come up with new meals/snacks & keep it exciting. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe!


    1. Ahh glad it’s inspired you! I’m hoping to get some more recipes up soon! ?

  8. These sound delicious! Much better than pre bought ones really!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

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