These Shrimp Fajitas are full of plump shrimp and sauteed peppers and onions that are full of flavor. This recipe is quick, easy, and versatile enough that you’ll never get bored.
For more tasty Mexican-inspired meals, try our cast iron chicken fajitas and crunchy fish tacos.
Shrimp Fajitas Details
These Shrimp Fajitas are made with marinated and seasoned shrimp that give them the best texture and flavor.
- TASTE: The fajita seasoning gives these shrimp fajitas a classic fajita flavor. It’s a simple and delicious Mexican shrimp recipe.
- TEXTURE: Crisp sauteed peppers and plump juicy seared shrimp go perfectly with the warm tortillas.
- TIME: These shrimp fajitas are the perfect recipe for a quick dinner. It only takes 20 minutes to make!
- EASE: This is one of the most effortless meaks you will ever make. Its easy to prepare and comes together fast.
What you’ll need
- Raw shrimp– Large, peeled, and deveined
- Marinade- Olive oil, Fajita seasoning, Garlic clove, and Lime
- Veggies- Red pepper, Green pepper, Yellow onion, and Olive oil for sauteing
How to Make Shrimp Fajitas
- Marinate the shrimp. In a large bowl, add the shrimp with the olive oil, fajita seasoning, pressed garlic clove, and juice from the lime. Mix everything well.
- Cook them. Over medium-high heat, cook the shrimp in a large pan until they are pink and opaque. Then remove them and set aside.
- Saute the onion. To the same pan, add the olive oil and sliced onion. Cook for about 4-5 minutes.
- Add the peppers. Now turn the heat to high and add in the sliced peppers. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until crisp, but tender. Be careful not to overcook them.
- Combine with the shrimp. Then add the cooked shrimp in with the sauteed vegetables and stir for about a minute.
- Serve. Spoon this Shrimp Fajita mixture into a warm flour tortilla and add your favorite toppings. Serve and enjoy!
Tips for the best Shrimp Fajitas
- Choose the right shrimp- For a fajita recipe, you want to choose larger shrimp that are already deveined and peeled with their tails off. This saves you work and the size keeps the shrimp from being overpowered by the veggies.
- Marinate the shrimp- You can cook the shrimp right away or let them marinate for a few hours for more flavor. The longer they marinate, the tastier they’ll be.
- Don’t overcook the peppers- Make sure they are sauteed only until they’re tender, but still crisp. Mushy peppers are not tasty here.
- Toast your tortillas- These fajitas are even better with tortillas that are toasted on the fire of a gas stove or on a griddle. Otherwise, you can just warm them in the microwave. Warm tortillas hold together better.
Variations to try
This Shrimp Fajitas recipe is really versatile, so you can easily tweak it based on preference or what you have on hand. Try a different protein, such as chicken or steak for change, like these tasty Easy Chicken Fajitas (VIDEO). Or if you’re not a big fan of peppers, you can substitute zucchini ribbons or mushrooms instead. Also, don’t be afraid to spice this dish up with some jalapeno peppers or milder poblanos.
Toppings for these Fajitas
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheese
- Guacamole or Avocado slices
- Shredded Lettuce
- Pico De Gallo
How to Store and Reheat
Store these Shrimp Fajitas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Keep the toppings and tortillas separate from the shrimp. When you are ready to reheat them, just place them in the microwave for a minute or two to warm through.
How to Serve this Shrimp Fajita recipe
- On tortillas- It’s a classic! Enjoy this recipe in flour tortillas, corn tortillas, or any of your favorite flatbreads.
- With Avocado Corn Salad– A refreshing and flavorful side.
- Vegetables– Try them with a side of Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli, or Roasted Air Fryer Vegetables.
- On bread- Make this Shrimp Fajita mixture into a sandwich! Just spoon it between two toasted slices with your favorite toppings.
More delicious Mexican recipes!
- Easy Chicken Fajitas (VIDEO)
- Chipotle Chicken Bowl Recipe (VIDEO)
- Crispy Baja Fish Tacos
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Chicken Enchiladas with White Sauce
Full Recipe Instructions
- 2 lb large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
- 4 tbsp olive oil divided
- Fajitas seasoning
- 1 garlic clove
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 red pepper
- 1 green pepper
- 1 yellow onion
- Start off by adding 2 pounds of large raw shrimp into a bowl, along with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 packet (or 2 tablespoons) or your favorite fajita seasoning. Then add 1 pressed garlic clove, and the juice of 1 lime. Mix everything together well. Tip: you can cook the shrimp right away or let them marinate for a few hours for more flavor.
- Bring a large pan to medium-high heat. Then add in the shrimp and cook them until they are pink or opaque. Then remove the cooked shrimp and set them aside for later.
- In the same pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook 1 sliced yellow onion for about 4-5 minutes.
- Then bring the heat to high and add 1 sliced red bell pepper and 1 sliced green bell pepper. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until crisp but tender. Careful not to overlook the peppers.
- Then add the shrimp back in and stir for about 1 minute.
- Serve into warm flour tortillas with a dollop of sour cream.
- How to store and reheat
- Flavor variations
- Serving suggestions
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Please tell me why there is so much sodium in this recipe. Is it the fajita mix?
Hi 🙂 Yes, the sodium is in the fajita mix. So it really depends on the mix you buy/use. Hope that helps 🙂