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Shrimp Fajitas

Easy to prep yet big on taste, these shrimp fajitas are what you need for dinner on a busy weekday night! With seasoned shrimp, crisp bell peppers and onions, and your favorite accompaniments all bundled up in warm tortillas, they're sure to be a family favorite.
Course Main Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 367kcal
Author Onion Rings and Things


  • 2 pounds large shrimps, shell-on
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced into strips
  • flour tortillas, warmed
  • limes, cut into wedges
  • sour cream


  • Heat sizzling platter or an oven safe skillet in the oven until ready to serve.
  • Remove heads and peel shells of shrimps. Using a small knife, make a shallow cut on the back of shrimps and devein. Wash under cold running water and drain well.
  • In a bowl, combine chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, and salt. Whisk together until well-combined. Add the shrimp and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Massage mixture onto shrimp to fully coat. Marinate for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a thick-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add bell peppers and onions, and cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 to 4 minutes or until tender yet crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add shrimps in a single layer and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, turn, and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Return bell pepper and onion mixture to pan. Continue to cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are cooked (DO NOT overcook as they will turn rubbery!) and vegetables are heated through. Carefully transfer fajitas onto heated sizzling platter.
  • Serve with flour tortillas, sour cream, and lime wedges if desired.


Serving: 353g | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.4g | Protein: 45.2g | Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 324mg | Sodium: 595mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 5.5g | Vitamin A: 2300IU | Vitamin C: 163.4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.1mg