Sizzling shrimp fajitas. Perfect for #FathersDay #FajitaFriday #TacoTuesday or any day ending with “y”!
These Marina Del Rey Wild Caught Argentinian Shrimp are coated in a dry taco seasoning, then seared on a cast iron and delivered to the table sizzling with peppers and onions!
Served with warm tortillas, guacamole, pico de gallo, corn, cabbage, pickled jalapeños and hot sauce, combining to create a mouth watering bundle of joy for your taste buds.
- 450g (1 lb) Marina Del Rey Wild Argentinian Shrimp (thawed & peeled) Size 20-30.
- 1/2 tsp Chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp Onion powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Oregano
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
- 1/4 tsp Sea salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 jalapeño, slice into circles (seeds optional)
- 1 red pepper + 1 green pepper + 1 yellow pepper, sliced into 1 1/2 inch long strips
- lime wedges for serving optional
- flour tortillas
Suggested fajita toppings
- Guacamole (store bought or recipe here)
- Pico de Gallo (store bought or recipe here)
- Red cabbage, thinly sliced
- Sour cream
- Hot sauce
- Pickled jalapeños
In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, smoked paprika, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt & pepper. Place the shrimp on a plate and season both side with the dry rub. Set aside.
Preheat a cast iron griddle (or large pan) over medium heat on your grill or stovetop. Pour one tablespoon of oil on the griddle and add the onions. Let the onions cook down slowly as the cast iron heats up, stirring occasionally (about 5 minutes). Turn the heat to med-high , then add the peppers and jalapeños. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender-firm and slightly charred on the edges.
Remove the vegetables to a plate.
Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the griddle, then add the shrimp, without over crowding them. Cook shrimp for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes, flip and cook for 1 1/2- 2 minutes more (until shrimp are cooked through). Remove the shrimp to a separate plate, turn off the grill. Then add back the peppers, onions & jalapeños and toss in the shrimp seasoning. Add the shrimp on top of the vegetables and serve on the sizzling hot griddle.
Serve the warmed flour tortillas and toppings on the side and let everyone assemble their own fajitas.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Hope you enjoy my Sizzling Shrimp Fajitas recipe! I would love to hear any feedback if you tried this recipe or if you have any questions in the “comment box” below!
Have a delicious day! James (aka Zimmy)