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These Shrimp Fajitas are easy to make in just 15 minutes – sizzling, caramelized shrimp cooked with seared bell peppers and onions in flavorful fajita seasonings. It’s like restaurant-style fajitas but even better! #shrimpFajitas
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Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas that’s easy to make in just 15 minutes – sizzling, caramelized shrimp cooked with seared bell peppers and onions in flavorful fajita seasonings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Shrimp Fajitas
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 277kcal
Author: TipBuzz

Ingredients

Shrimp and Veggie

  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined, thawed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 mixed bell peppers seeded and sliced (see note)
  • 8 flour tortillas 8-inch size

Fajita Seasoning

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Toppings

  • cilantro chopped
  • salsa optional
  • sour cream optional

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp and half of the fajita seasoning together. Set aside.
  • Place a medium-large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the olive oil, onion, bell peppers and remaining fajita seasoning.
  • Sauté for about 5 minutes until the onions have wilted and the bell peppers are tender.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and sauté for 2-3 more minutes until cooked.
  • While the shrimp are cooking, place a second skillet over medium-high heat. Place a tortilla in the pan for 30 seconds to heat and then remove to a serving plate. Repeat for remaining tortillas.
  • Serve shrimp mixture in tortillas with optional salsa, sour cream and cilantro. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use larger or smaller shrimp for this recipe, just increase or decrease the shrimp cooking time accordingly.
  • Make sure to thaw your shrimp before cooking, otherwise, they will come out chewy.
  • Coat the shrimp with Fajita Seasoning and then cook in oil.  This will create more flavor than adding shrimp directly to the pan.
  • Heat the pan until it’s hot before adding shrimp.
  • Don’t over-crowd the pan with too many shrimp. Cook the shrimp in batches if need to.
  • Remove shrimp as soon as they turn pink and opaque. Overcooking will make them rubbery. A minute or two on each side in a hot pan is enough.
  • Make it Healthier: serve with whole wheat tortillas.
  • Make it Low Carb:serve it on lettuce with avocado.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1300mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 57.4mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 4.1mg