Skillet Shrimp Fajitas
These 30-minute skillet shrimp fajitas are perfect for a weeknight no-fuss dinner that is so easy to prepare...it may just become a weekly tradition. In this recipe, I marinated the shrimp for about 30 minutes while I was prepping the vegetables and taking care of errands around the house! You would not need a minute more than that for the shrimp to soak up the flavors. I hope you enjoy my skillet shrimp fajita recipe!
Skillet Shrimp Fajitas
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
- 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1/2 c olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 Tb cumin powder
- 1 Tb oregano
- 2 Tb Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix
- 1/2 fresh lime, squeezd
- 2 oz fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 orange bell pepper, sliced
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 c whole kernel corn
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 8 flour tortillas, warmed
- If using frozen shrimp, be sure to let the shrimp thaw for at least 2 hours before cooking. Begin by peeling and deveining shrimp into a bowl.
- Add salt and black pepper, mixing evenly.
- Transfer shrimp into a Ziplock bag.
- In a separate bowl, create the marination with olive oil, cumin powder, oregano, and fajita seasoning mix.
- Add the marinade into the ziplock bag, seal tightly , and shake to cover all shrimps thoroughly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and place foil wrapped tortillas to warm.
- Meanwhile, prep the vegetables by slicing the onions, bell peppers, and cilantro.
- Heat a skillet on medium high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, then adding the bell peppers, corn, and garlic powder.
- Cook the bell peppers and corn until soft and seared for about 8- 10 minutes.
- Stir in 1 oz of the cilantro and remove from heat. You can plate the vegetables onto a serving platter.
- Scrape off any residue from the skillet and add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil. Drain marinade and set aside for later use. Transfer shrimp to skillet and cook until seared for 4 minutes. Continue to stir to prevent sticking! At the end, add marinade, stir, and remove from heat. Transfer shrimp to platter and garnish with remaining cilantro!
- Serve with warm tortillas and salsa of your choice.
Pro tip: Use Trader Joe's Green Dragon Sauce to seal the deal. Neal and I cannot live without this sauce! It is made of cilantro and lime with a mild level of heat and is HEAVEN! Shop our Amazon Link to get it just in time.