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:
- 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
- 4 1 point tortillas, such as La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low Carb
- 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.
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47 comments on “Shrimp Fajitas”
Love this recipe. So easy to make and very yummy.
Thank you Gina. ❤️❤️
Made these for tonight’s supper. Yummy! So quick and easy. Served it with a bit of sour cream and pico de gallo. So good. Will be making these often.
Have been following your meal plans too. Loved all the meals so far.
Garlic gets added when???
Does anyone know how many grams of saturated fat are in this recipe?
These look so amazing! Gina, what brand of chipotle chili powder do you use/suggest? I love your site… your recipes… thank you for all you share, you are so talented. 🙂
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I made this for dinner tonight and topped with some fresh tomatoes from our garden.
Delicious! Will make again for sure
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!
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.
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.
"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.
Oh shut up.
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 🙂
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!).