shrimp fajitas


What you need:


  • 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin

  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced thin

  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil*

  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt

  • several turns of freshly ground pepper

  • 2 teaspoon of chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder 

  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

  • lime

  • fresh cilantro for garnish

  • tortillas, warmed


*I normally estimate when adding oil, I just drizzled it over the pan


What to do:


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, combine onion, bell pepper, shrimp, olive oil, salt and pepper and spices. Toss to combine. 

  3. Spray 2 baking sheets* with non stick cooking spray. Spread shrimp, bell peppers and onions on baking sheets.

  4. Cook at 450 degrees for about 8 minutes. Then turn oven to broil and cook for additional 2 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through. 

  5. Squeeze juice from fresh lime over fajita mixture and top with fresh cilantro. 

  6. Serve in warm tortillas.

*the original recipe called for 1 pan, but I found that they cooked more evenly spread out on 2



Recipe from: Number 2 pencil


Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Please reload

Please reload