Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

Skillet Shrimp Fajitas- thaicaliente.com

Fajitas are pretty popular in Texas, and I have my Texas upbringing to thank for this dish. Fajitas are considered more of a Tex-Mex dish, and typically made with skirt steak, but can be just as delicious with Shrimp or Chicken.  I’ve been absent on my blog for a couple weeks, but if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that we’re doing a major kitchen renovation. I plan on writing a dedicated post for the renovation, but cooking and preparing good meals have been challenging the past few weeks. We were able to install the sink, stove, and dishwasher this week, and I’ve never been happier to have these things! To celebrate I made a delicious and easy dinner of Skillet Shrimp fajitas. These turned out so good, and my leftovers for lunch the next day were just as tasty!

Skillet Shrimp Fajitas- thaicaliente.com

Even though I was excited to have a functioning kitchen back, I decided to cook the Shrimp Fajitas on the grill.  I’m sure they will be just as good on the stove or even the oven.  Be sure to preheat your skillet so its nice and hot and sizzles when you add the onions and peppers. I love the different colors of bell peppers, it gives the dish a nice vibrant color. You could also add jalapenos to spice it up, but I omitted since my kids were eating with us. Instead my husband and I added some hot sauce on top. Serve the fajitas with warm flour tortillas, guacamole, and a side of re-fried beans. Your family will love this taco night!

Skillet Shrimp Fajitas- thaicaliente.com

Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

Ingredients

    Fajita Seasoning (Store leftover in a jar or sealed container):
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Black Pepper
    Fajitas:
  • 1 Pound Shrimp (Peeled)
  • 2 Bell Peppers, I used Red and Yellow, sliced thin
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Fajita Seasoning Mix
  • 6 Flour Tortillas

Instructions

  1. Peel, de-vein, and pat shrimp dry. Season with half of the fajita seasoning and 1 tbsp of oil.
  2. Preheat Cast Iron skillet and place remaining oil, Bell Peppers, Onions, and remaining seasoning. Stir well.
  3. Place seasoned shrimp on top and cook on grill for about 7 minutes or until shrimp is a light pink. Flip shrimp over and cook for about 5 minutes or until shrimp is no longer opaque.
  4. Wrap tortillas in foil and place on grill for a few minutes until steaming hot.
  5. Serve shrimp fajitas with guacamole and re-fried beans.

 

 

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