Quick and Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick and Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Quick and Easy Shrimp Fajitas

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"This is a twist on a classic recipe using shrimp instead of beef or chicken. I use regular old taco seasoning to make it easier, but any seasoning combination for fajitas will work. Serve with refried beans and Spanish rice to make an easy meal!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the red and green bell peppers, and onion. Cook, stirring frequently until peppers are hot, but still slightly crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Pour the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil into the skillet, and add the shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink and opaque. Reduce heat to low, and return the peppers and onion to the skillet. Stir in taco seasoning and water so that everything is evenly coated. Simmer until peppers are heated. Serve in warm tortillas.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 29, 2008

We really like these fajitas! The best part was with a couple of shortcuts, (bag of frozen peppers and onions, pre-cooked shrimp), this recipe only took me about 15 minutes to prepare! I had some leftover brown rice, so I added that for a little more substance. I tried a little with shredded colby-jack and some sour cream and they were even better! I'm so happy to have another healthy,(minus cheese and sour cream), easy dinner option!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2007

They were okay. Would not make them again. Not enough flavor in the sauce. Shrimp should definitely be marinated first.

Jan 03, 2007

This was really good and really easy, and that makes it a winner in my book. I mixed my raw shrimp with about 1/4 cup of cilantro and the juice of 1 lime and let it marinate while I cut and cooked the vegetables. Then prepared it exactly as directed. I served it with whole wheat tortillas, spanish rice and chips and salsa. Hy hubby loved it! Definitely one to make again.

Jul 31, 2005

Hey, what do you know...the WHOLE family found something they liked. It was easy to make and very quick. I used McCormick's Fajita seasoning packet.

Nov 20, 2007

Good basic recipe. I added 1 tsp. cumin and 1/4 tsp ground coriander (this spice goes really well with spicy seafood in my mind). Also, I threw in the zest of one lime and then the lime's juice to make it a little zestier. Loved it with guacamole.

Nov 19, 2008

My local Mexican restaurant makes me a special shrimp & rice dish (they discontinued it, but still make it for a long time customer :) I never knew it would be so easy to re-create at home! Who knew it was just taco seasoning and a few other ingredients! I will be DEFINITELY making this one again. Sorry "LaSenorita's", this IS as good . :)

Jan 01, 2006

Very good and very easy. I added baby bellas and a little lemon juice for flavor.

Mar 29, 2006

This is a tasty recipe. I will use less taco seasoning next time and will reduce the amount in half. I will also use a seaoning mix that is mild as the medium was too spicy for hubby.


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  • Calories
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 1012 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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