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A black plate with shrimp fajitas on a bed of sauteed onions and bell peppers.
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Shrimp fajitas

A one skillet flavorful weeknight dinner that is ready in less than 30 minutes and so easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 237.7kcal
Author: Amira


Seasoning mix:

  • teaspoon  chili powder.
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste.
  • teaspoon  smoked paprika
  • 1/2  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to your liking.
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil divided.
  • 1 Large (340g) onion sliced.
  • 2 Large (150g) yellow, orange, red or green bell pepper, sliced.
  • 1 pound large shrimp.
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch.
  • 1/4 cup water.
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice.


  • In a jar or a small bowl, mix all the seasoning ingredients well together, set aside.
  • In a large pan or cast iron skillet heat 1 Tablespoon of oil, then sauté onions and bell peppers until slightly charred, remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add the remaining Tablespoon of oil, add shrimps then sprinkle the seasoning mix over.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch and mix everything well together.
  • Pour the water and lemon, stir everything well and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the sauce is thickened and the shrimps are opaque.
  • Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve with tortillas or white rice.


Nutrition Facts
Shrimp fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237.7 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.5g15%
Saturated Fat 5.5g34%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 172.3mg57%
Potassium 466.2mg13%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 24.7g49%
Vitamin A 20.3IU0%
Vitamin C 129.7mg157%
Calcium 8.6mg1%
Iron 19mg106%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 237.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 24.7g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 172.3mg | Potassium: 466.2mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 3.8g | Vitamin A: 20.3IU | Vitamin C: 129.7mg | Calcium: 8.6mg | Iron: 19mg