May 9, 2010

Shrimp Fajitas




My husband loves fajitas! It's the only thing he ordered while we vacationed in Mexico... every single day! I could never order the same meal everyday, but that's a different story. These shrimp fajitas he claimed were better than any he's ever eaten in a restaurant. Wow! Now that's a compliment from my fajita loving husband!

For the shrimp, I modified my cilantro lime shrimp recipe by adding chipotle chile powder for a little kick. Incredible! I have these wonderful clay pots from Colombia that I use to make my onions and peppers on the grill, but a cast iron pan would work as well. We also made guacamole and served them with fat free sour cream (extra points). Two fajitas filled me up. Double the recipe if you would like to serve four. Here's the recipe:



Shrimp Fajitas
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 2 • Serving Size: 2 fajitas Old Points: 8 pts • Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 330.3 • Fat: 12.4 g Protein: 38.1 g Carb: 30.6 g Fiber: 15.9 g

Ingredients: 
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt + fresh pepper
 For the Shrimp
  • 3/4 lb shrimp, cleaned and deveined (weigh them after you peel them)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • salt + fresh pepper
  • pinch of chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Directions:
    In an indoor/outdoor skillet combine onions, peppers, 2 teaspoons oil, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat. Place on the BBQ and cook, tossing occasionally until onions are caramelized, about 20 minutes. This could also be cooked on the stove.

    Season shrimp with chipotle chile powder, salt and pepper. While the onions are cooking, heat a large frying pan on high heat. Add oil. When the oil is hot add the shrimp and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove from heat. Add juice from the lime and cilantro. Toss well. Combine with the cooked onions and peppers and serve with tortillas.

    37 comments :

    1. Oh my goodness goodness me. This looks absolutely delicious! Although I don't think I could get away with shrimps with my partner (as much as I'd love some right now D: ), I reckon this would come off quite well with chicken.

      Definitely adding to my list of to-dos!

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    2. Great pics...my husband would love this recipe!!

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    3. I too love fajitas. Thank you!

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    4. I will make these for dinner tonight! Love shrimp and love fajitas. They look great!

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    5. Thanks so much Gina for inspiring people who love good food and are watching their waistlines - a WW Godsend!

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    6. These look fantastic! I love your recipes and your photos.

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    7. OMG these look amazing, def going to make them Gina! I know even Joseph would eat these, love all your recipes!

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    8. nothing better than a yummy faijita - plus add in shrimp. Perfect.

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    9. Lorraine Luciano5/11/10, 8:13 AM

      OMGGGG now I hungryyyyyyy.... that look sooo delicious!!!!!thanks Gina for the Recipes

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    10. Mmm, these look DELICIOUS! I am adding them to our menu for next week!

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    11. We made these last night and they were delicious!! My husband loved them too! Thanks so much for all you do here. I love this blog!

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    12. Thank you for these dElicOUS recipes!!!!

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    13. Beautiful photos on this post. I'm making these tonight!

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    14. I've made this for a Weight Watchers client, as well as at home - delish! Going in to my regular repertoire for light summery meals. Thanks!

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    15. @Chefchick- Glad you and your client liked them! Thanks for using a recipe from my site!

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    16. I got 10 points for these with pointsplus Gina.

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    17. So very,very good. I added red pepper flakes in with the onion and (I had yellow) peppers and lemon juice.
      Thank you so much; we love your recipes!
      (I calculated 6 points...is that for two as in the oriignal?!
      Cathy

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    18. Oooops! Ten it is...for two servings?
      One is more than enough for htis flavorful dish!
      Thanks again,
      Cathy

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    19. We had these for dinner tonight, and they were AWESOME! We used lemon pepper seasoning instead of plain black powder, and I loved the extra touch of citrus.

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    20. Very good! I used smoked paprika instead of chipotle because it was what i had on hand. I also made some (possibly too many) skinny margaritas. Perfect combo! Thank you for sharing. Ole! *hiccup*

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      1. That's a funny post! :)

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    21. Maybe a silly question, but does the nutrition facts include the wrap?

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    22. Very Good!! Tried it today, I didn't have all the ingredients, was missing cilantro and lime however they were still very good! I added a diced tomatoe and 1 tbsp of light sour cream......yummy! I've been on WW for about 5 weeks now, I am so upset I purchased different cookbooks at the beginning of this journey to help with cooking light family meals and all I needed the whole time was your site......this site is better than all the cookbooks combined! So happy I found you! Thanks Gina!

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    23. That is very sweet of you, thank you!

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    24. This was so yummy Gina! I made it all on the grill outside since its such a hot day! My hubby loved it! Thanks so much for all of your hard work! :)

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    25. This was a great recipe, I made this tonight and loved it!! So simple and tasty! Thanks for posting :)

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    26. Wow, really good! I've never cooked shrimp before so I was a little scared at first but I pretty much followed the recipe to a t and even used the low-carb whole wheat tortillas that I eat every day anyway and the came out deelish!

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    27. Once again excellent added jalopeno's sauteed with onions(green) and red pepper flakes.

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    28. Just curious where the garlic comes in...I notice its in the ingredients, but I couldnt spy where in the recipe we were supposed to use it. Thanks!

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    29. This was awesome! I added the garlic with the chipotle chili powder on the shrimp. Super Filling! Served it with low fat sour cream (1pt) and mango salsa (NO Points!).

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    30. These were so flavorful for such simple and easy ingredients!!! I think I'll add some avocado on top next time. Thank you for all your amazing recipes Gina! I plan my meals out for the week based on the recipes from your blog :)

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    31. Just to clarify. These are shrimp tacos. Fajitas are not tacos nor anything with bell peppers. Fajita is a cut of meat from a cow only.

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      1. "Fajita" is a diminutive term that means little strips of meat. "Faja" is strip/band/sash/belt. So yes, it technically at one time was most used in reference to skirt steak, but it is now widely used to define strips of meat served with tortillas to eat as a taco.

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    32. Very tasty! I seasoned shrimp with cayenne pepper instead of Chipotle, used green bell pepper and also sliced a serrano chile with the onions and bell pepper.

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    33. Delicious! Delicious! Delicious! I made these last night and the fiance was in love! I substituted the spices called for with some Fiesta Lime Mrs.Dash and cut up an avocado as a side and it was perfect! I will definitely be adding this to my recipe rotation book. Thanks Gina!

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