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Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Shrimp fajitas are incredibly tasty and simple to prepare! A oneskillet shrimp fajitas recipe with plump juicy shrimp, and tender charred vegetables with an amazing fajita marinade. Fresh veggies, grilled onions, and bell peppers, combined with a spicy kick of jalapenos and homemade spiced butter make this dish the perfect make-ahead meal for a busy night. You can keep the individual ingredients for shrimp fajitas separate and assemble them just before serving for a delicious meal everyone will love.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Fajita Marinade Ingredients:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp cajun spice
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice, from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Shrimp Fajita Ingredients:

  • 1 lb large shrimp
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 tsp lemon juice

To serve:

  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Jalapeno Ranch
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

 

Instructions:

  1. Combine the following ingredients in a small basin to make the marinade: 1 tbsp lime juice (from 1/2 lime), 1 tbsp cajun spice, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 garlic cloves, minced
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, slice bell peppers and onions to the same 1/3″ thickness. Half of the marinade should be poured over the top, then toss to incorporate.
  3. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel in a second medium bowl, then add the remaining half of the marinade and mix to blend.
  4. Heat 1/2 Tbsp oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, then add shrimp in a single layer and fry for 1-2 minutes per side, or until cooked through and no longer translucent, then transfer to a platter.
  5. Add the marinated veggies to the same pan and cook, stirring periodically, until soft and golden brown around the edges (10 minutes), then remove from the heat.
  6. Return the shrimp to the pan with 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Toss the ingredients together with a squeeze of fresh lime juice to taste. Serve fajitas with warmed or toasted tortillas* and your favorite sauce, such as jalapeño ranch.

Notes:

Wrap a stack of 5 tortillas in moist paper towels and warm in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until warm.
To toast tortillas, place them in a hot dry skillet, griddle, low gas burner, or grill for about 15 seconds per side, or until lightly toasted.

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