Spicy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

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Monica Published: November 20, 2020 Modified: October 15, 2021
Spicy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

How To Make Spicy Shrimp Fajitas

These shrimp fajitas are spicy and herby with just the right amount of kick from the combination of paprika, cumin, jalapeno, and chili powder.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1 lbshrimppeeled and deveined
  • 1tspsmoked paprika
  • ¾tspcumin
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ½tsponion powder
  • saltto taste
  • pepperto taste
  • ¼tspchili powder
  • 2tsplime juice and zest
  • 2tbsptequilaor rum, optional
  • 1tbspjalapenominced
  • ¼cupolive oildivided
  • 2tspgarlicminced
  • 2cupswhite onion¼-inch thick slices
  • 4cupsbell peppers¼-inch thick slices
  • 6ozbrown mushrooms¼-inch thick slices
  • ¼cupcilantro leavesfor garnish
  • 8flour tortillasor corn tortillas
  • lime wedgesto serve


  1. In a large bowl combine shrimp, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, chili powder, pepper, lime juice, lime zest, tequila, minced jalapeno and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon oil.

  3. When the oil is just beginning to smoke, add the shrimp in the pan in one layer.

  4. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes, flip and cook for 1 minute on the other side.

  5. Remove from hot pan to a clean plate.

  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan, once hot add the garlic and onion and saute for 1 minute.

  7. Add mushroom and saute 1 minute, then add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan.

  8. When hot, add the bell peppers and stir occasionally for about 2 minutes.

  9. Add shrimp back to the pan, cook for 1 minute to warm the seafood.

  10. Season fajitas with more salt and pepper as desired. Garnish with cilantro.

  11. Serve spicy shrimp fajitas hot with warmed tortillas and lime wedges.


  • Calories: 854.40kcal
  • Fat: 26.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.51g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.13g
  • Fiber: 8.47g
  • Sugar: 13.38g
  • Protein: 73.73g
  • Cholesterol: 571.53mg
  • Sodium: 3314.36mg
  • Calcium: 466.22mg
  • Potassium: 1356.04mg
  • Iron: 6.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 500.83µg
  • Vitamin C: 201.89mg
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