Easy, quick, and delicious recipe for homemade shrimp fajitas using shrimp, green pepper, onions, lime and just a few spices!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
16 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
56 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 fajitas
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk olive oil, 1/4 cup cilantro, chili powder, garlic, lime juice, and salt together in a bowl; add shrimp, toss to coat, and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray. Add onion, green bell pepper, and serrano chile pepper; saute until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  • Pour shrimp and marinade into the same skillet over medium-high heat; cook until shrimp are pink and opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Stir vegetables into shrimp mixture; cook and stir until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Spoon shrimp-vegetable mixture onto tortillas and top each with Cheddar cheese, lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes, and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

693 calories; protein 32.6g 65% DV; carbohydrates 41.5g 13% DV; fat 45.1g 69% DV; cholesterol 208.6mg 70% DV; sodium 975.2mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2017
Made as written except that I didn't use any lettuce because mine had gone bad. These were excellent! The marinade really comes through. The one thing I will change when I make this again is that I will use a little bit of oil to cook the veggies in instead of the spray. I didn't get that deep char that I like using the spray. Overall great recipe and one I will definitely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2018
Unfortunately, we were not a fan of this recipe. 3 Tbsp of chili powder is quite a bit. The flavor was slightly bitter and the shrimp almost seemed to have a paste on them from the large amount of chili powder. I would use this recipe again, but, decrease the amount of chili powder. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2017
Made as written except that I didn't use any lettuce because mine had gone bad. These were excellent! The marinade really comes through. The one thing I will change when I make this again is that I will use a little bit of oil to cook the veggies in instead of the spray. I didn't get that deep char that I like using the spray. Overall great recipe and one I will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2018
Unfortunately, we were not a fan of this recipe. 3 Tbsp of chili powder is quite a bit. The flavor was slightly bitter and the shrimp almost seemed to have a paste on them from the large amount of chili powder. I would use this recipe again, but, decrease the amount of chili powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2018
Yes! I would definitely make again. Two minor substitutions: olive oil to cook veggies instead of spray and used jalapeños instead of chille peppers. Ingredients are all fresh and perfect toppings. Chopping everything takes time so it s not the quickest meal unless prior prepped. But all worth every second! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2017
Very easy to make tasted great and with just a few ingredients! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2017
I did not have lettuce sour cream or cheese... Did not notice until i mixed the marinade with the shrimp. It was still very very flavorful and I will be making this soon with the full ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2018
Like this easy recipe. I used about 2TBS chili powder which seemed plenty and still had a ton of flavor. I prefer to use additional oil to cook the peppers and onion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2017
Fabulous! I made the shrimp per the recipe and added chorizo to the bell pepper and onion sauté. With margaritas this was better than a restaurant meal. Highly recommend! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
Huge hit with my family will make again soon! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2017
Great recipe! Read More