Classic Shrimp Fajitas Recipe 

A one-pan classic shrimp fajita recipe is easy to make in less than thirty minutes. The best part is that such recipes are also ideal for dinner parties because they are crowd-pleasers. Our classic recipe will have your guests wanting more. 

So, if you want a restaurant-quality dish to recreate at home, then you are in the right place. Here is our take on the classic shrimp fajita recipe that will knock your socks off. 

ingredients of shrimp fajitas place in bowls and board

How To Make The Classic Shrimp Fajita Recipe

Now that you have all the ingredients at your disposal, here are all the instructions you can follow to create the classic shrimp fajita recipe:

1. Take a small bowl and combine the ingredients of the fajita marinade. So, these include salt, Cajun spice, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, etc. 

segregation of shrimp fajitas liquid seasonings in bowls
mixing of liquid seasonings using whisker
liquid seasonings in a bowl

2. Slice onions and bell peppers with a thickness of 1/3 inches and place them in a bowl. Then, pour half of the marinade on these vegetables and toss them to combine them. 

the dried and liquid seasonings in bowl
shrimp with onions and seasonings in a bowl

3. Take another bowl. Use a paper towel to pat dry the shrimp, and then add the remaining marinade to it. Make sure that you stir it well to combine it evenly. 

shrimp and seasonings in a bowl

4. Take a large skillet or pan and heat half a tablespoon of olive on it on medium heat. 

5. When the oil is hot, add some shrimp in one layer and sauté them for one to minutes on each side until they are cooked through. 

shrimp in a bowl with a pan
shrimp with no mixed ingredients in a pan

6. Transfer the shrimp to a plate. 

7. Add the marinated vegetables to the pan where you just cooked the shrimp and sauté them until they are soft. So, keep stirring them occasionally, and then turn off the heat. 

transferring the ingredients in the pan from bowl

8. Add the shrimp back into the pan. 

stirring of shrimp fajita in a pan

9. Add a quarter cup of the chopped cilantro and squeeze some fresh lime juice. So, be sure to toss the mixture to combine it well. 

10. Your classic shrimp fajita recipe is ready, and you can serve it with any side of your choice. 

shrimp fajita in a plate with green leaves
final presentation of shrimp fajitas in a plate
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Classic Shrimp Fajitas Recipe 

A one-pan classic shrimp fajita recipe is easy to make in less than thirty minutes. The best part is that such recipes are also ideal for dinner parties because they are crowd-pleasers. Our classic recipe will have your guests wanting more. 

So, if you want a restaurant-quality dish to recreate at home, then you are in the right place. Here is our take on the classic shrimp fajita recipe that will knock your socks off. 

  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Scale

You will require three sets of ingredients for this recipe. The first set includes the marinade for the fajitas. The second is for the shrimp fajita, and the third set is for how you can serve the fajitas. 

Here are all the ingredients divided into these three categories for your ease:

Fajita Marinade

  • Four cloves of minced garlic 
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • One tablespoon of Cajun spice 
  • One tablespoon of lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Shrimp Fajita

  • One pound of deveined and peeled large shrimp 
  • Two sliced bell peppers of any color 
  • ¼ cup of chopped cilantro 
  • ½ sliced medium onion 
  • Two to three teaspoons of lime juice

Servings

  • One lime cut into wedges
  • One sliced avocado
  • Jalapeno ranch 
  • Eight small tortillas

Instructions

Now that you have all the ingredients at your disposal, here are all the instructions you can follow to create the classic shrimp fajita recipe:

1. Take a small bowl and combine the ingredients of the fajita marinade. So, these include salt, Cajun spice, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, etc. 

2. Slice onions and bell peppers with a thickness of 1/3 inches and place them in a bowl. Then, pour half of the marinade on these vegetables and toss them to combine them. 

3. Take another bowl. Use a paper towel to pat dry the shrimp, and then add the remaining marinade to it. Make sure that you stir it well to combine it evenly. 

4. Take a large skillet or pan and heat half a tablespoon of olive on it on medium heat. 

5. When the oil is hot, add some shrimp in one layer and sauté them for one to minutes on each side until they are cooked through. 

6. Transfer the shrimp to a plate. 

7. Add the marinated vegetables to the pan where you just cooked the shrimp and sauté them until they are soft. So, keep stirring them occasionally, and then turn off the heat. 

8. Add the shrimp back into the pan. 

9. Add a quarter cup of the chopped cilantro and squeeze some fresh lime juice. So, be sure to toss the mixture to combine it well. 

10. Your classic shrimp fajita recipe is ready, and you can serve it with any side of your choice. 

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 234 kcal
  • Sodium: 1181 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 286 mg

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some frequently asked questions about our shrimp fajita recipe that will help you make this dish even better.

How Can I Warm The Tortillas?

You can serve the shrimp fajitas with tortillas, but it is important to warm them accurately. You can use a few methods, and we recommend that you warm them before serving. A simple method of warming them is to take a damp paper towel and wrap a stack of five tortillas in it. 
Then, you must microwave the stack for at least thirty seconds or until it is warm. Ensure that you keep them in aluminum foil after they are warm so they don’t dry out. You can also just heat the tortillas on the stove on medium-low heat. 

What Toppings Can I Add To My Fajitas?

Our classic shrimp fajita recipe is a classic for a reason. However, you can add different toppings depending on your taste and preferences. There are endless ways you can make this dish more interesting. 
The best toppings for this dish include salsa, sour cream, avocado, salad leaves, cheese, jalapenos, guacamole, and much more. You can add as many as you like or stick to some basic ones that you think will go best with the fajitas. 

What Sauce Will Go The Best With Shrimp Fajitas?

You can opt for jalapeno ranch sauce, or even a creamy avocado sauce would be an excellent option for you. However, if you really want to go out of your comfort zone, we recommend trying it with a chimichurri or green chili sauce. 
Whatever sauce you choose, you must ensure it complements the other fajita ingredients and flavors. Not all sauces will go well with the protein of your choice. However, you will learn this through some trial and error as you cook this classic recipe. 

Why Should I Use Flour Tortillas For Fajitas?

Many people get confused between choosing flour and corn tortillas for their fajitas. We recommend that you stick to flour fajitas for this recipe. That is because flour tortillas are usually much larger than the corn tortillas available in the market. 
Besides that, flour tortillas are more flexible, fluffy, and soft, which means that you will get an amazing texture when you eat them. So, these tortillas are ideal for creating burritos, tacos, fajitas, and other such food. Be sure to get flour tortillas for these fajitas, and you will thank us later for the flavor it adds. 

Final Thoughts

That was our classic shrimp fajita recipe that you can create in no time. Also, it is easy and affordable, and you can serve the recipe with the sides of your choice. So, it will take you around thirty minutes to make this dish, which means it is an easy dinner for any day of the week. 

Besides that, it can also be a star dish at a barbecue or a dinner party. So, the best part is that you can experiment as much as you like with different flavors and textures in the dish. Once you do, you will have the perfect recipe to wow your guests.  

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