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shrimp fajitas in a black skillet

Shrimp Fajitas

These flavorful shrimp fajitas are filled with colorful red and yellow bell peppers, onions, spices and fresh herbs. It’s an easy weeknight dinner that takes 30 minutes to make.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fajita recipe, shrimp fajitas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lisa Marie Todd

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 red bell peppers cut into ½ ” strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1/2” strips
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 package of flour or corn tortillas warmed

Garnish

  • cup cilantro

Instructions

  1. Combine shrimp, lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, oregano, cumin and chili powder into a large glass bowl or ziplock bag.
  2. Coat shrimp well then cover (if using a bowl and let marinate in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Add onion and cook until softened. Add garlic and cook for one minute. Add bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until tender. Add shrimp and cook for 2 to 4 minutes until shrimp are fully cooked.

  4. Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro. Serve with tortillas and lime wedges.

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