when dear son was 7.5mth old. he was having 2 meals solid food. 1 breakfast, 1 lunch.
breakfast will be cereal. lunch will be porridge. i didnt add dried scallop at all, even tillnw he is nearly 13mth old, i also dont intend to add any dried scallop. lik what you said, i also feel that dried scallop is too salty. i usually add chk/pork or ikan bilis stock. i will cook the stock and pour into ice cubes and freeze them. after freezing, will pop them into freezer bag and keep for 1 month. 1 day 1-2 cubes into the porridge. but not every porridge meal i will put. sometimes have, sometimes dont hav. only recently dear son is older then i add in stock frequently =)