Delicious Shrimp Fajitas made with fresh shrimp, homemade taco seasoning, veggies.
If you like simple and easy fajitas with shrimp, then try this. You only need a simple marinade and single skillet to make this Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
This recipe uses only homemade seasoning and fresh ingredients, even tacos are homemade. If you do not like preservative, then this is ultimate recipe you need to try it.
Best part is you can make everything in single pan.
Little bit history of Fajitas
Fajitas are known to be Tex-Mex dish. It is Mexican ranch workers living in West Texas (along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border) in the late 1930s or early 1940s who made this dish. They decided to make use of the least desirable parts of the bull that was given to them to eat as partial payment of their wages. They sliced the thick cut beef into thin sheets beef known as skirt steak. In Spanish, fajita is a form of the word “faja” which translates to “belt” or “girdle” in English.
The Mexican term for grilled skirt steak is arracheras molcajete while its American counterpart is fajitas.
If you ask which is true Fajitas then it is only one made with skirt steak. However, you can see fajitas with Shrimp, chicken, etc. Here I made Shrimp Fajitas
How to Make One- pan Shrimp Fajitas ?
You make a shrimp fajita in a skillet and on the stove top. However, you can also make it in a grill too.
Stir together Taco seasoning marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
Place the shrimp in marinade and set aside for 10-15 min
Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 1/2 Tbsp olive oil. Sautee veggies with salt and pepper make sure to cook them until charred little bit.
In the same pan, add shrimp with marinade and cook until they become curl it takes about 2-3 minutes per side.
Then finally add cooked veggies and give a little toss together your shrimp fajitas are ready.
Toss with 1/4 cup cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Serve with toasted tortillas with fresh avocado and cojiata cheese.
Can I cook This shrimp fajitas other than stovetop?
Yes, you can grill them . Use a skewer and grill the shrimp in that. Then grill the veggies separately. Once you grill the veggies slice them into thin slices as grilling thin slices of veggies are difficult if you don’ t has skillet in hand.
You can serve this shrimp fajitas with homemade sourdough all butter tacos.
If you want, you can add some ranch dressing to the tacos.
I feel squeezing some fresh lemon, it is great to enhance the flavor of shrimp .
Creaminess of avocados gives perfect bite with spicy notes of taco seasoning.
If you do not have taco seasoning in hand you can use Cajun season too. That too goes well with shrimp.
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If you like this shrimp Fajitas you may love these too
- ½ lb Shrimp Peeled and deveined Uncooked
- 1 1/2 tbsp Taco seasoning
- ½ of one lemon juice
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper sliced
- 1/2 cup yellow pepper sliced
- ½ cup white onion sliced
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 1/2 tablespoon olive oil divided
- ½ tsp coriander powder optional
- 2 tablespoon cilantro chopped
- To serve
- 8 Tacos Homemade sourdough butter tortillas
- 1 avocado sliced thin
- Cotija cheese
- Taco seasoning
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon paprika/Kashmiri chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Taco Seasoning Mix
- In a small bowl, mix chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.
- In a large bowl toss 4 tablespoon and 1 ½ tablespoon taco seasoning ,lemon juice and, ½ tsp coriander powder. And coat the shrimp well and set aside for 15-20 minutes
- In a large nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers; cook and stir until crisp tender with salt . Remove from pan.
- In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Return onion mixture to pan, heat through. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
- Serve with tortillas, avocado, cotija cheese and cilantro.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.