Honey Dew Melon Baby Recipe with Fried Egg and Shrimp

Melon Fried Shrimp Recipe

18+ month baby-friendly recipe

  • Naturally sweet taste

  • Good way to mix things up

  • Rich in nutrients

Eggs have been Jaycob’s favorite food since he started eating whole foods. Although nowadays he enjoys a wider range of different food, during his 2nd year, eggs were always something he’d look for during meal time. Which led me to come up with different egg recipes for him to try, otherwise he would really just eat fried eggs all day, everyday.

I had gotten some Japanese Honeydew Melons courtesy of @watheaterthailand and wanted Jaycob to try some. Although they are extremely sweet and delicious, Jaycob tends to be very picky and it can be hard to get him to try something new. I’ve learned that it’s because his taste buds are not developed yet and he does end up eating things he once didn’t like.  Anyways, I had some nice melons on hand and thought I’d add some to one of his favorite foods.

This baby-friendly recipe is simply a fried egg recipe with some medium-sized river prawns and of course, steamed honeydew melons, good for babies over 1 year old. Jaycob is now 3, so I recommend using none-to-low seasoning if your baby is still under 2 years old.

Brief Health Benefits of Melon

Melons contains a wide variety of nutrients and plant compounds that may be responsible for its many potential health benefits. One cup of honeydew melon provides about:

  • Calories: 64
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Vitamin C: 53% of the reference daily intake (RDI)
  • Vitamin B6: 8% of RDI
  • Folate: 8% of RDI
  • Vitamin K: 6% of RDI
  • Potassium: 12% of RDI
  • Magnesium: 4% of RDI

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Frying eggs with three prawns and steamed melons in a ceramic pan

Ingredients:

Serves: 2

  • 1 cup honeydew melon cubed
  • 1tbsp rice bran oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 medium prawns (shrimp)
  • 2oz fresh parsley diced
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions:

  • Steam 1 cup of melons for 8 minutes
  • Oil a non-stick frying pan with 1bsp and fry garlic and shrimp
  • Add egg, steamed melon, and parsley and stir-fry until the eggs are done.

Step-by-step Guide:

A bowl of chopped honeydew melons in a zwilling stain-less steel steaming pot

1 – Steam melons – Chop 1 cup of melon into cubes and steam them for 8 minutes. This process is solely to soften the melon texture, do not steam them for too long.

A bowl of steamed honeydew melons in a zwilling stain-less steel steaming pot

Garlic and four prawns(shrimp) stir-frying in a ceramic pan

2 – Stir-fry prawns – Add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, add your garlic and shrimp, and stir-fry.

Stir-frying honeydew melon, egg, and shrimp in a ceramic pan

3 – Add egg and melon – When the shrimp is just about ready, add an egg and the steamed melons with a tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley and stir softly as you would scramble an egg.

Honeydew melons, egg, and shrimp finished cooking in a ceramic pan

4 – Season – I’m mildly seasoning this with oyster sauce, soy sauce and a pinch of sugar. Add 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce and soy sauce with a tsp of sugar.

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