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Recipe

Savory Shrimp Fajitas

Scott Phillips

Servings: four.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. crumbled dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1-1/2 lb. large or jumbo shrimp, shelled, deveined, rinsed, and drained
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced through the stem end into thin wedges
  • 2 medium fresh poblano chiles or bell peppers (4 to 6 oz. total), cored, seeded, and sliced into thin strips
  • Warmed flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
  • Sour cream (optional)

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size with two tortillas (without sour cream)
      Calories (kcal) : 610
      Fat Calories (kcal): 250
      Fat (g): 28
      Saturated Fat (g): 4
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 17
      Cholesterol (mg): 260
      Sodium (mg): 1060
      Carbohydrates (g): 48
      Fiber (g): 3
      Protein (g): 42

Preparation

  • In a small bowl, combine the cumin, garlic powder, pepper, salt, chili powder, brown sugar, and oregano. Put the 1/4 cup of olive oil in a medium bowl and stir in all but 1 Tbs. of the spice mix. Add the garlic and shrimp; toss to coat.
  • Heat a 12-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat, and, when hot, add the remaining 2 Tbs. olive oil. Add the sliced onion and sauté until they’re softened and fragrant and starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Add the chiles or bell peppers and continue to sauté for 3 minutes. Add the remaining spice mixture and sauté until the onion and chiles are tender but not mushy, another 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Return the skillet to medium high heat and add the shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently, until the shrimp are cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the sautéed vegetables; toss to combine and reheat. Transfer to a large serving platter. Serve with the warmed flour tortillas, cilantro, lime wedges for squeezing, and sour cream, if using.

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  • user-3749694 | 08/21/2014

    Delicious...I skipped the tortillas and served over a bed of lettuce with a sprinkle of cheese and a spoonful of salsa for salad dressing...fantastic fajita salad!yum

  • user-3179098 | 01/26/2014

    Just made these. They were really delicious!! I also had a tilapia filet and added that too. The only other change I made was using chipotle chili powder. It really added great flavor. Will definitely make these again.

  • user-3179098 | 01/26/2014

    Just made these. They were really delicious!! I also had a tilapia filet and added that too. The only other change I made was using chipotle chili powder. It really added great flavor. Will definitely make these again.

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