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Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

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.