The cooked stuff you can definitely share with him. The kids I nanny for (we actually had sushi for lunch today!), really like unagi (sweet freshwater eel), and tamago (egg omelet), and they will occasionally eat a cali roll as well.
Originally Posted by spughy
I'm probably on the extreme end of things, but my DD has been eating sushi happily since she was about a year. She LOVES going out for sushi but the last couple of times the only thing she'd eat was salmon eggs. Yes, raw. They are fun to pick up and they taste just like cod liver oil, which she adores. She also likes the tobiko (flying fish roe). And she also eats salmon sashimi, octopus, seaweed (she actually loves kelp flakes as a snack generally) and the vermicelli noodles that come in sunomono salad, etc.
The only thing I don't let her have, beyond little tastes, is tuna, because of the mercury issue. And she's not fond of unagi (bbq eel).
Originally Posted by zanzylum
Please be VERY cautious about feeding a child younger than three any shellfish whatsoever - It is one of the allergens that needs to be held off the longest, even longer than peanuts. This is especially important if you have allergies in the family or of your child has shown food senstivity to other foods. I got this advice from my dad, an old school medical doctor with classical training who raised his children to be as omnivorous and eclectic in their food tastes as possible (I mean, he took us to Sushi as kids in the early 80s... before it b/c common here in the states at all...) What this means for us as a family is that we avoid eating out at Thai and Vietnamese resturants b/c of "Fish sauce" (shrimp based) and shrimp paste. Sad very sad, but till she's three, a truth. I think that sushi grade fin fish would be OK for a young toddler (over 1 year).