Skillet Shrimp Fajitas, peppers and onions in a cast iron pan with tongs
4 from 7 votes
Review Recipe


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Richa Gupta
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Skillet Shrimp Fajitas are  made with a homemade fajita seasoning and are ready in under 30 minutes which makes them the perfect weeknight meal.
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  • 2 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 3 cups sliced Bell Peppers I used red and yellow bell peppers
  • 1 pound large Shrimp deveined and peeled
  • Cilantro lime, sour cream and guacamole for topping
  • Tortillas for serving

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  1. Mix together paprika, chipotle powder, cumin powder, oregano, onion powder and salt in a bowl to make fajita seasoning.
  2. Add half of the seasoning to the shrimp and mix till it’s coated well. Set aside.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large cast iron skillet and add the onions and bell peppers. Saute for 4-5 minutes till the vegetables have softened slightly. Add the remaining seasoning and mix well. Slide the vegetables to one side of the skillet.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet and add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes until they are pink and cooked through.
  5. Serve in tortillas with your favourite toppings.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information includes shrimp and pepper filling only. Toppings and tortillas are not included.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 248, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 285mg, Sodium: 2646mg, Potassium: 529mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 5420%, Vitamin C: 149.8%, Calcium: 234%, Iron: 5.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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