Shrimp Fajitas

"Sizzling shrimp fajitas are a favorite of my family's. I prefer flour tortillas, husband likes corn. Use whatever suits you."
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  • Add shrimp, salt, cumin, chile powder, oregano, garlic, lime juice to a large bowl or heavy duty zip-top plastic bag.
  • Toss until spices are distributed and shrimp is well coated.
  • Let marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet (cast-iron is best).
  • Add the green onions and peppers; cook and stir occasionally 2 minutes or until slightly softened.
  • Add the shrimp and marinade; cook and stir constantly about 3 minutes or until the shrimp are pink.
  • Spoon shrimp and vegetables into warmed tortillas; garnish with sour cream, cilantro and onion if desired.
  • Fold up and eat.

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  1. This has become a total family favorite- we make it for special occasions now. We omit the green onions and red onion. We use your regular old fashioned white onion, about half of one. I typically use way more than 2 bell peppers- at least 5 or 6- so that the meal stretches out for a few more servings. Also, I don't just use green bells, I prefer to use yellow, orange, and red so that the dish has a lot of color to it. We also typically add in a couple sliced roma tomatoes.
  2. I placed my shrimp fajitas on top of cauliflower rice. I also squeezed a lime juice over my whole dish right before eating. My picky hubby liked it too. Yum
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  3. I made these last night and LOVED them! I used a 16 oz. frozen bag of jumbo shrimp that i chopped into quarters. I used 1 bell pepper and 7 green onions and it was perfect. I would say tho that the shrimp needed a bit of a kick maybe so next time I think I will add a bit of cayenne to the marinade but other than that the flavors were awesome! I served it on flour tortillas with cilantro, sour cream, chalula hot sauce, and an avocado mixture with lime, cilantro, cumin, cayenne, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. What a healthy and yummy dish, thanks for sharing, I will for sure make this again! Who would have guessed it was this easy to make your own fajitas?!?! *I just made these again last night only using chicken instead of shrimp and it turned out just as good. I guess this would even work with steak or anything else you wanted to use it for. Love this recipe! :) Also i added a little olive oil to the marinade so I could let it soak for a few hours in the marinade and not cook too much from the lime juice.
  4. We enjoyed this very much - thanks for posting. As I'm doing weight watchers I did an onion, a bunch of green onions, a red pepper, a green pepper and a orange pepper. Also - note - don't put the lime juice onto the shrimp too early - it will 'cook' your shrimp while it sits... (my mistake as I needed all the peppers to cook more...) I also put about a C of sour cream into a bowl and chopped a large chipotle pepper and sauce into the sour cream - making chipotle cream sauce for topping. Yum. Will very likely do this many times over.
  5. This was quite yummy and very easy. I added one small onion, a handful of chopped cilantro and a few sliced in half tiny tomatoes to the peppers while sauteing. I also added a little salt, pepper and garlic powder to the pepper and onion mixture. We served these with cheddar cheese, sour cream, shredded lettuce and salsa. This is a wonderful dish that I will surely make again. Thanks for sharing!!


  1. This was good. I used onions instead of green onions and added a dash or two of crushed red pepper. Next time we will cook on the grill in a grill basket to get more of a fajita flavor. Served with grated cheese. Thank you ratherbe swimmin for sharing. Donna
  2. We loved these. For dietary reasons I did omit the salt, used tequilla in the marinade instead of the oil and was forced to use vidalia onion as that is what I had on hand. The flavor was great. Thank you Ratherbeswimmin for sharing the recipe.
  3. We tried these last night and loved them. Just wish they were a little more saucy! I added some zest of the lime for an extra lime kick. I also used fresh cilantro instead of the oregano and real garlic. I used red pepper (ripe green pepper - much tastier and better for you!) and white onions, as I didn't have scallions, but I will try with scallions next time. There will definitely be a next time. Will also add a bit of chopped green chillies to the marinade next time, as we felt it could use a bit of heat! Yum - thanks for sharing!
  4. Yummy, yummy! I simply love shrimp fajitas, and these were just what the doctor ordered. I used a regular yellow onion instead of the green onions, and grilled the veggies and the shrimp on a cast iron griddle. Unfortunately, I was unable to use fresh cilantro in this recipe, as my plant died and the grocery store did not have any cilantro. That's the only thing I can think of that would have made this any better. Well, that, and maybe some fresh pico de gallo. I will most definitely make this again. Thanks! :)
  5. These flavors go so well togethe--so much better than bought fajita seasoning. I love the use of shrimp in place of chicken/beef and the scallions in place of traditional onions. Though I only needed one pepper. I served these on whole wheat tortillas to make a wonderful healthy dinner.



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