Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

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Todd Douglas Modified: March 22, 2022
Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

How To Make Easy Shrimp Fajitas

These shrimp fajitas are seasoned with cumin, coriander, and cayenne, cooked with a dash of lime juice plus the color and flavors of onions and peppers.

Preparation: 12 minutes
Cooking: 13 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • lbsshrimp,large, peeled and deveined
  • 2tbspfresh lime juice
  • 2tspchili powder,preferably 1 tsp regular, 1tsp ancho
  • 1tspground cumin
  • ½tspground coriander
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper,or to taste, optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3tbsplight olive oil,or vegetable oil, divided
  • 1small yellow or red onion,halved and sliced
  • 2bell peppers,any color
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 3tbspfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 8medium flour tortillas,warmed
  • sliced avocado and crumbled queso fresco,optional

Instructions

  1. Dab shrimp with paper towels to help dry some of the excess moisture, place in a medium mixing bowl.

  2. Add in lime juice, chili powder, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper and toss. Set aside.

  3. Heat 1½ tablespoon olive oil in a 12-inch cast-iron pan or non-stick skillet.

  4. Add in onions and saute for 2 minutes, then add in bell peppers. Season with salt and pepper and saute until crisp and tender, for about 5 to 7 minutes more.

  5. Transfer peppers to a sheet of foil and wrap to keep warm. Return skillet to heat and add in remaining olive oil.

  6. Season shrimp with salt and pepper (about ½ teaspoon of each) and toss. Add to skillet and cook for 1½ minutes.

  7. Add garlic to skillet and toss, then cook shrimp through for about 1 to 2 minutes longer.

  8. Toss in cilantro, then serve filling over tortillas along with avocado slices and queso fresco if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 546.29kcal
  • Fat: 19.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.33g
  • Fiber: 5.16g
  • Sugar: 6.71g
  • Protein: 32.51g
  • Cholesterol: 214.32mg
  • Sodium: 1734.42mg
  • Calcium: 283.51mg
  • Potassium: 568.78mg
  • Iron: 4.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 210.96µg
  • Vitamin C: 81.46mg
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