Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Add salt and black pepper, mixing evenly.
  3. Transfer shrimp into a Ziplock bag.
  4. In a separate bowl, create the marination with olive oil, cumin powder, oregano, and fajita seasoning mix.
  5. Add the marinade into the ziplock bag, seal tightly , and shake to cover all shrimps thoroughly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Heat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and place foil wrapped tortillas to warm.
  7. Meanwhile, prep the vegetables by slicing the onions, bell peppers, and cilantro.
  8. Heat a skillet on medium high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  9. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, then adding the bell peppers, corn, and garlic powder.
  10. Cook the bell peppers and corn until soft and seared for about 8- 10 minutes.
  11. Stir in 1 oz of the cilantro and remove from heat. You can plate the vegetables onto a serving platter.
  12. 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!
  13. Serve with warm tortillas and salsa of your choice.
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