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Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

This Shrimp Fajitas Recipe involves succulent shrimp bathing in a zesty marinade, sizzling to perfection, and each bite bursting with a sweet and zesty kick. We all love a dish that’s easy to whip up, especially on those busy weeknights or when that sudden craving hits. It’s a fiesta for your mouth that you’ll want to experience over and over again.

Why You’ll Love This Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

  • Easy Peasy: This recipe is a breeze to make, even for kitchen beginners. No complicated steps, just simple and straightforward goodness.
  • Delicious Fiesta: Imagine succulent shrimp soaking up a zesty marinade, then sizzling to perfection. Each bite is a burst of flavor that screams fiesta in your mouth.
  • Sweet & Zesty: The secret lies in the marinade – a delightful blend of orange juice, lime juice, and a blend of spices that gives the shrimp a sweet and zesty kick.
  • Perfect for Recipes on the Fly: Whether you’re planning a weeknight dinner or a weekend barbecue, these shrimp fajitas are your go-to. Quick marinating, quick cooking – perfect for the on-the-go foodie.
  • Customizable Delight: Personalize it as you like! Swap shrimp for chicken, beef, or tofu. Add sautéed veggies, experiment with extra spices, or slather on some hot sauce for a kick.

Ingredients Needed To Make This Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Shrimp Marinade

  • Orange juice
  • Lime juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Ground coriander
  • Smoked paprika
  • Cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • Large shrimp (cleaned)

Avocado Cilantro Crema Sauce

  • Medium avocado
  • Lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Plain yogurt

How To Make This Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

1. Marinate Shrimp:

  • In a mixing bowl, dive into a flavor fiesta by combining all the shrimp marinade ingredients.
  • Add those clean shrimp, mix it up, and let the magic happen in the fridge for an hour.

2. Cook Shrimp:

  • Sizzle up the marinated shrimp on a griddle, stove, oven, or grill. No grill? No problem! A pan on the stove or a quick oven bake works wonders.
  • If using a griddle, heat it to a cozy 350 degrees and cook until your shrimp hits 145 degrees inside.

3. Prepare Avocado Cilantro Crema Sauce:

  • Throw that avocado, lime juice, cilantro, salt, garlic powder, and plain yogurt into a food processor.
  • Blend it up until it’s smooth, creamy, and ready to be the cool sidekick to your sizzling shrimp.

4. Assemble Fajitas:

  • It’s showtime! Grab those cooked shrimp and assemble your fajitas with all the toppings your heart desires.

Variations & Substitutions

  • Amp up the classic factor by tossing in sautéed bell peppers and onions for those fajita vibes.
  • Get creative with your meal presentation! Serve your shrimp fajitas with warm tortillas, over rice, or on a bed of greens for diverse meal options.
  • Feeling adventurous? Experiment with additional spices or hot sauce for a personalized flavor profile.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use a different protein instead of shrimp?

Absolutely! Swap shrimp for chicken, beef, or tofu based on what tickles your taste buds.

How can I cook the shrimp if I don’t have a griddle or grill?

Easy peasy! A stovetop pan or a quick oven bake is your ticket to shrimp perfection.

Can I make the shrimp ahead of time?

Yes siree! Marinate the shrimp in advance and cook them when the craving hits. Prep, relax, and feast when you’re ready.

How do I store and reheat shrimp fajitas?

Store the cooked shrimp in the fridge, and when hunger strikes, a quick zap in the microwave or a warm-up in a pan does the trick.

Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Savor the vibrant and zesty medley of flavors in shrimp fajitas, where shrimp meets a symphony of spices creating the most flavorful dish!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Shrimp Fajitas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 456kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Food Processor
  • Griddle, stove, oven, or grill
  • thermometer

Ingredients

Shrimp Marinade

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 lb large shrimp cleaned

Avocado Cilantro Crema Sauce

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 tsp lime juice juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Instructions

  • Marinate Shrimp: In a mixing bowl, combine all shrimp marinade ingredients. Add cleaned shrimp, mix well, and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Cook Shrimp: Cook the marinated shrimp on a griddle, stove, in the oven, or on the grill. - If using a griddle, heat to 350 degrees and cook until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
  • Prepare Avocado Cilantro Crema Sauce: In a food processor, blend together avocado, lime juice, cilantro, salt, garlic powder, and plain yogurt until smooth.
  • Assemble Fajitas: Pull the cooked shrimp and assemble the fajitas with your preferred toppings.

Notes

Variations:
  • Include sautéed bell peppers and onions for classic fajita veggies.
  • Serve with warm tortillas, rice, or a bed of greens for different meal options.
  • Experiment with additional spices or hot sauce for a personalized flavor profile.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1841mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1mg
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