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Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp fajitas are an easy, flavorful, one-pan meal! Shrimp are tossed with bell peppers, onion, fajita seasoning, and zesty lime juice.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Fajita Recipe, Shrimp Fajita Recipe, shrimp fajitas
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

Shrimp Fajitas

  • 1 1/2 pound jumbo shrimp peeled, and deveined
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (divided)
  • 1 lime
  • 8 tortillas

Fajita Seasoning

  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Toppings

  • avocado (or guacamole), sour cream, and salsa

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together the fajita seasoning ingredients.
    Mixing fajita seasoning for shrimp fajitas.
  • In a large bowl, add the shrimp, two tablespoons of olive oil, the juice from half a lime, and the fajita seasoning. Toss it all together until the shrimp is well coated and set it aside to marinate.
  • Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and onions, and saute for 4-5 minutes or until softened and the onions have started to caramelize. Transfer to a plate.
    Sauteeing bell pepper and onion for shrimp fajitas.
  • In the same skillet, add the shrimp and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn pink.
    Sauteeing shrimp in a pan for shrimp fajitas.
  • Add the bell peppers and onions back into the skillet, give everything a toss, and squeeze more lime juice on top. Serve immediately with tortillas and extra toppings such as sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole.
    Shrimp fajitas in a large pan.

Notes

  • You can use either a cast iron pan or stainless steel pan - either works! To see my favorite cookware, check out my Shop page.

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 429mg | Sodium: 2046mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2283IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 7mg