Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

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Fajitas are a delicious and easy-to-make Mexican dish that has become increasingly popular all around the world. They are perfect for dinner, lunch, or even as a party food. Fajitas are made with filling ingredients such as chicken, beef, vegetables, and shrimp. Today, we will focus on shrimp fajitas. To make this dish, you will need;

Ingredients:

– 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined

– 2 tablespoons of olive oil

– 1/4 tsp of cumin

– 1/2 tsp of chilli powder

– 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

-1 tsp onion powder

-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

– 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

– Salt and black pepper to taste

– 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced

– 1/2 orange bell pepper, sliced

– 1/2 yellow onion, sliced

-1/2 tsp minced garlic

– 6 flour tortillas

-1 tbsp lemon juice for last step

Toppings:

shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, lime wedges or spicy ranch

Instructions:

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and sauté the shrimp. Brown both sides until pink and slightly browned then add the minced garlic. Set aside.

2. In the same skillet, add onions, sautee for 1 minute then add the bell peppers and cook until tender but still slightly crunchy.

3. Return the shrimp to the skillet followed by the spices and cook for a minute while mixing well.

4. Turn off the heat. Add the cilantro followed by the lemon juice.

5. Warm the flour tortillas in the oven for about 2-3 minutes until they are soft and heated through.

6. Assemble the fajitas by placing a few slices of the sautéed vegetables and shrimp in the center of each tortilla. Top with shredded cheese, avocado, and a dollop of sour cream or your favourite sauce.

7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Delicious and easy-to-make fajita recipe
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2
Calories 653 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 medium yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 medium orange bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice for the last step
  • 6 medium flour tortillas

Toppings

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and sauté the shrimp. Brown both sides until pink and slightly browned then add the minced garlic. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add onions, sautee for 1 minute then add the bell peppers and cook until tender but still slightly crunchy.
  • Return the shrimp to the skillet followed by the spices and cook for a minute while mixing well.
  • Turn off the heat. Add the cilantro followed by the lemon juice.
  • Warm the flour tortillas in the oven for about 2-3 minutes until they are soft and heated through.
  • Assemble the fajitas by placing a few slices of the sautéed vegetables and shrimp in the center of each tortilla. Top with shredded cheese, avocado, and a dollop of sour cream or your favourite sauce.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Please note that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 653kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 55gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 365mgSodium: 948mgPotassium: 1041mgFiber: 6gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2433IUVitamin C: 138mgCalcium: 309mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Easy Dinner, Fajitas, Healthy, Quick DInner, Seafood, Shrimp, Stir Fry
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Tips:

– For a spicier kick, adjust the amount of cayenne pepper.

– You can also add other toppings to your fajitas, such as diced tomatoes, guacamole, or hot sauce.

– You can skip the spices and use this Cajun Seasoning or any of your choice instead.

Shrimp fajitas are a delicious and healthy meal that is easy to make and perfect for a quick dinner or lunch. The combination of tender shrimp, sautéed vegetables, and flavorful spices make this dish a crowd-pleaser. The garnishes and toppings add an extra layer of flavour and texture, making each bite more enjoyable. With this recipe, you can easily recreate this classic Mexican dish in the comfort of your own home.

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