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Shrimp Fajitas Recipe (VIDEO)

Shrimp Fajitas are so flavorful and couldn’t get any easier! A one-skillet shrimp fajitas recipe with plump juicy shrimp, tender charred vegetables with an amazing fajita marinade. Be sure to serve them with Jalapeño Ranch.

We LOVE re-creating restaurant quality meals at home like our Copycat Chicken Fajitas or Creamy Shrimp Pasta. Homemade shrimp fajitas are a crowd pleaser and definitely don’t disappoint.

Shrimp Fajitas Recipe in Skillet

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Shrimp Fajitas Recipe:

Make this shrimp fajita recipe once and you will make it over and over. The marinade is perfectly seasoned so every delicious bite of your fajitas has sweet, savory and smoky flavor.

Ingredients for shrimp fajitas recipe with shrimp, bell peppers, onion, lime, seasonings, garlic and cilantro

How to Make One-Pan Shrimp Fajitas:

The easiest way to cook fajitas is on the stove top. They are quick, easy and come together in one pan. We also included grilling instructions below if you want to cook them outdoors (think: camping!).

  1. Stir together cajun seasoning marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Place sliced peppers and onion in a bowl and stir in 1/2 of the marinade.
  3. In a second bowl, pat dry shrimp and stir in the remaining marinade.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 1/2 Tbsp oil. Sautee shrimp 1-2 min per side then remove.
  5. In the same pan, sautee vegetables 10 min or until soft and browned then turn off heat.
  6. Add back shrimp with their accumulated juices. Toss with 1/4 cup cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Serve with toasted tortillas and Jalapeño Ranch.

How to Make Shrimp Fajitas

How to Warm Flour Tortillas:

There are several methods to warm tortillas and it should be done just before serving. The easiest way is to wrap a stack of 5 tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until warmed through. Wrap warmed tortillas in aluminum foil to keep them from cooling and drying out. Here’s interesting read on the best tortillas.

Tortillas can also be toasted about 15 seconds per side on:

  • A gas stove-top over a medium/low flame (watch the video below)
  • A hot dry skillet, griddle, flat cook top, or BBQ grill grates

Fajitas with warmed flour tortillas

What to Serve with Fajitas:

Shrimp Fajitas served with cilantro

Want to Make GRILLED Shrimp Fajitas?

Grilling your shrimp fajitas adds another smoky layer of flavor. What you will need: 4 skewers (soaked in water 30 minutes if using wooden skewers)

  1. Preheat grill to medium/high heat (400˚F). Brush the grilling basket with oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Skewer shrimp onto skewers, so they are just barely touching and not packed together then grill 2 minutes per side or until just cooked through. Remove shrimp from skewers and place on a platter.
  3. Place the vegetables in the grilling basket and grill until lightly charred (about 10 minutes), stirring every couple of minutes and keeping the lid closed between stirring.

Shrimp Fajita in hand drizzled with sauce

More Mouth-Watering EASY Shrimp Recipes:

Nothing says party like shrimp recipes and these always get rave reviews.

Watch Natasha Make Shrimp Fajitas:

That sauce takes these over the top – do not skip it! Who’s craving shrimp fajitas like crazy right now?!

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Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

5 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Shrimp Fajitas Recipe in Skillet
Shrimp Fajitas are so flavorful and couldn't get any easier! A one-skillet shrimp fajitas recipe with plump juicy shrimp, tender charred vegetables with an amazing fajita marinade.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $15-$20
Keyword: shrimp fajitas
Calories: 534 kcal
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Fajita Marinade Ingredients:

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

Shrimp Fajita Ingredients:

  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 2 bell peppers (any color) sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2-3 tsp lime juice (from 1/2 lime)

To serve:

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

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine marinade ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil, 4 cloves garlic, minced, 1 Tbsp lime juice (from 1/2 lime), 1 Tbsp cajun spice, 1/2 tsp salt.

  2. Slice bell peppers, and onions the same 1/3” thickness and place vegetables in a medium bowl. Pour half of the marinade over the top then toss to combine.

  3. In a second medium bowl, pat dry shrimp with a paper towel, add remaining half of the marinade and stir to combine.

  4. Heat a large heavy pan over medium heat with 1/2 Tbsp oil and when hot, add shrimp in a single layer and sautee 1-2 minutes per side or just until cooked through and no longer translucent then promptly transfer to a plate.

  5. In the same pan, add marinated vegetables and saute until soft and golden brown at the edges (10 min), stirring occasionally, then turn off the heat.

  6. Add shrimp back to the pan along with 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice to taste over the mixture and toss to combine. Serve fajitas with warmed or toasted tortillas* and jalapeno ranch, or your favorite sauce.

Recipe Notes

*To Warm Tortillas: Wrap a stack of 5 in a damp paper towel and microwave 30 seconds at a time until warm.
* To Toast Tortillas: Place individual tortillas on a hot dry skillet, griddle, low gas flame or grill for about 15 seconds per side until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 286mg 95%
Sodium 1593mg 66%
Potassium 640mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 7g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 56.8%
Vitamin C 114.7%
Calcium 25.6%
Iron 30.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Alena
    June 16, 2019

    First of all just wanted to say thank you so much for this amazing recipe! This was sooo delicious made it today for Father’s Day lunch and it was a hit also made the jalapeño ranch and my oh my were my taste buds dancing 💃 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2019

      Sounds like you found a new favorite! Thank you for sharing your amazing review with us, Alena! Reply

  • Bill
    June 14, 2019

    Excellent and quick (at least after cleaning the shrimp:) ) and served alongside diced mango made for a dinner that literally danced across the old taste buds. Incidentally what is your litter pick when it comes to cajun spice?
    Thx
    Bill Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Bill!! We use McCormick alot or make our own blends. Reply

  • Mike Atkinson
    June 11, 2019

    I made the shrimp fajitas tonight for the family and they were a hugh hit! Wonderful flavor and easy to prepare. For the dressing, my wife isn’t fond of jalapenos, so I took some ranch dressing, added some Cajun spice, Louisiana hot sauce, lime juice, and cilantro. It complimented the fajitas very well. Thanks for a wonderful recipe! I use a lot of your recipes in my daily cooking, and this will become a regular! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2019

      Sounds like you found a new favorite, Mike!! Thank you for sharing that awesome feedback with me! Reply

  • Carol Benny
    June 11, 2019

    I made these tonight – absolutely delicious!!!!!! I used sour cream instead of the jalapeno ranch – it was perfect. I will definitely make this recipe again (my husband loved it as well!!) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2019

      That’s so great, Carol! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • chiqui
    June 11, 2019

    i read the ingredients of the shrimp fajitas and i wonder if there is a substitute for the cajun spice. i can’t have anything spicy. thanks! Reply

  • June 9, 2019

    Drool worthy! Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 9, 2019

      You’re so welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Travis Yeomans
    June 8, 2019

    Made these tonight along with the Jalapeño Ranch dressing and they were definitely a cloud pleaser!! Delicious 😋 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Travis! Reply

  • Alina
    June 8, 2019

    Very yummy! Made them today on the griddle:) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review Alina1 Reply

  • Stephanie
    June 7, 2019

    Amazing! My family loved it, it was so good their was no left overs. I made it with the jalapeño ranch dressing. I don’t like spicy food or ranch dressing but I loved that one. How long can I keep the dressing in the fridge? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Stephanie! It keeps really well in the refrigerator for up to a week and only gets better with time as the flavors meld. Reply

      • Ashi
        June 10, 2019

        Hi! Wanted to know- what cajun spice do you use or do you make it from scratch? Thanks! Reply

  • Suzy
    June 7, 2019

    The marinade is the best out there! Makes the shrimp just perfect! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Suzy! Reply

  • Courtney
    June 7, 2019

    So delicious and bursting with flavor – can’t wait to make this recipe again and again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • June 7, 2019

    That was super cute and fun to watch! For realz! So hard to be Vadim. Sigh. xxx Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2019

      LOL! Thank you for watching & for that awesome review Olena! Reply

  • Katerina @ diethood .com
    June 7, 2019

    Oh my, this looks incredible!! YUM!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

      • Ella
        June 8, 2019

        Where do you get your shrimp? Or what brand are they? Reply

        • Natasha
          June 10, 2019

          Hi Ella, the shrimp were from Fred Meyer and I think they were Argentinian shrimp (wild caught) – not sure about the brand. I try to find wild caught when possible. Reply

          • Motria
            June 11, 2019

            Truly delicious. I used Penzey’s Fajita seasoning and made the Jalapeno Ranch dip. They’re also very easy to make, although I’m not sure they qualify as a 30-minute meal unless you cut up the vegetables, peel the shrimp and make the dip ahead of time.

          • Natashas Kitchen
            June 11, 2019

            I’m so happy you enjoyed that Motria. Thank you for sharing that with us!

  • Sara Welch
    June 7, 2019

    I love eating shrimp in the warmer months of the year and this is right up my alley! Looking forward to making this for dinner this week; yum! Reply

    • Natasha
      June 7, 2019

      I’m loving your dinner plans! I hope you lover it and don’t skip the Jalapeno ranch. It takes these over the top! Reply

  • Ashley F
    June 7, 2019

    The step by step photos are just perfect! Such a quick and easy recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      June 7, 2019

      It really doesn’t get any easier! I hope this shrimp fajita recipe becomes a new favorite for you! Reply

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