Easy Shrimp Fajitas
These Easy Shrimp Fajitas are totally irresistible! And you can make them in just 20 minutes with no marinating required. It’s a delicious lunch or dinner idea that everyone will love…
The best part? These fajitas will be on your dinner table in 20 minutes with easy clean-up. It’s a no bake recipe that only requires a skillet! Making a “fajita station” is also fun for kids to assemble their own too.
Tips and Secrets for Making Shrimp Fajitas
- Buying peeled shrimp will save you preparation time.
- It’s best to remove the tails on the shrimp before cooking, and this only takes a minute or two.
- Thaw shrimp before cooking – here is a guide on how to thaw shrimp.
- I used yellow bell peppers here, but you can use red bell peppers or green bell peppers if you prefer
- You can also use a second skillet when heating the tortillas to save time.
- You can make the shrimp mixture ahead of time. When it’s time to serve, just reheat it in the pan for a minute or two while you’re heating up the tortillas.
How to Serve Shrimp Fajitas
- Family Style: People love to assemble their own fajitas, so you can put out the shrimp mixture, hot tortillas and garnishes for them to do it.
- Pre-assembled: If you prefer, you can assemble the fajitas and place them side-by-side on a serving plate.
Other Ingredients You Can Add to This Dish
This dish is quite versatile and you can easily customize it to your tastes.
- Seasoning: make your own homemade fajita seasoning in advance and use more or less according to your taste
- Seafood: If you’re lucky enough to find fresh crawfish, you can use it instead of shrimp – yum!
Easy Shrimp Fajitas
- sour cream
- cilantro, chopped
- In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp and fajita seasoning together and set aside.
- Place a medium-large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the olive oil, onion and bell peppers.
- Sauté for about 5 minutes until the onions have wilted and the bell peppers are tender.
- Add in the shrimp and sauté for 2-4 more minutes until opaque or no longer pink.
- Heat the tortillas in a second pan on high heat or the microwave for 30 seconds each.
- Serve shrimp mixture in tortillas with optional salsa, sour cream and cilantro. Enjoy
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