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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



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


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


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


  • 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