Stir It Up : Weaning Recipes

In this episode of Stir It Up, Paula Gilvarry, chef and retired doctor meets Mihaela and her baby Justin. First-time mother Mihaela is weaning her baby onto solids. With a hectic schedule and a back to work date looming can Paula help this new-mother and he family eat more nutritious meals and get more value for money?

Find the recipes mentioned in this podcast below :

Salmon With Dill


  • 100g crème fraîche
  • Small bunch fresh dill chopped
  • 2 salmon fillets
  •  mash, to serve and pak choi recipe

Methods :

  • Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan with a lid. Dry with paper towel and season the salmon.  Cook in a non stick pan.  Start skin side down and turn over after 4 minutes. Cover pan to finish cooking. Cook for 12-15 mins, depending on the thickness of the salmon, until cooked through. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add the cream fraiche then turn down to a   simmer for a minute. Add the dill, taste and season. Serve up salmon and cover with sauce  
  • Serve with baby potatoes and pak choi.

Pak Choi 


  • 9 Pak choi
  •  2 tbsp oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed and finely chopped


  • Cut a thick slice from the pak choi root to separate the leaves. Rinse and drain.
  • Heat oil in a large wok over a medium heat and add , the garlic and pak choi. Toss until coated and clamp a pan lid over them. Reduce the heat and cook for 3-6 minutes, tossing occasionally, just until the leaves have wilted (the stalks should be tender-crisp).


Ingredients :

  • 2 Tablespoons  mild mustard
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 8 skin-on chicken drumsticks and thighs
  • 500g baby potatoes
  • 200g green beans
  • 2 tbsp clear honey

Method :

  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix together the mustard, miso honey and stock with some seasoning. Arrange the chicken, skin-side up, in a roasting tray just large enough for the chicken and vegetables.

Tuck the potatoes and beans in between the chicken pieces. Pour over the stock mixture chicken. Cook for 40-45 mins until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes tender.