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Savory Shrimp Fajitas

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Serves four.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 52

  • 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)

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.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : with two tortillas (without sour cream); Calories (kcal): 610; Fat (g): fat g 28; Fat Calories (kcal): 250; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 4; Protein (g): protein g 42; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 17; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 48; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 5; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 1060; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 260; Fiber (g): fiber g 3;

Photo: Scott Phillips

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.

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.

I made this last night. It lives up to it's name. I will definitely make it again!

easy, quick and a huge hit

This is really really tasty, and really fast and easy to make. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars, is that for me the flavors were really good, but too subtle to stand up to being wrapped in a tortilla (especially with the yogurt we used in lieu of sour cream). On its own, it was great however! I'll make this again, but either forgo the tortillas, or ponder a way to kick the flavors up a notch.

These were the best shrimp fajitas I have ever made! Quick and easy.

This recipe is superb! The flavor is incredible and my family loved it. A new favorite!

Best fajita recipe ever! Always a winner

Awesome. Everyone in my family loved these. Easy and quick to prepare.

Great recipe! I did these as tostadas instead of fajitas. Quick, easy and delicious.

This is a terrific recipe, I make it over and over. I prefer to coat shrimp with all the spices and broil on high about 4 minutes, then flip over and broil about 3 more minutes. This caramelizes the coating while the shrimp stays moist inside.

This is a terrific recipe, I make it over and over. I prefer to coat shrimp with all the spices and broil on high about 4 minutes, then flip over and broil about 3 more minutes. This caramelizes the coating while the shrimp stays moist inside.

Have fixed this recipes many times for clients, mixed with sweet peppers to please children palettes and as written. A personal favorite too! Thanks Fine Cooking

Our favorite recipe for shrimp fajitas- it is excellent. we receive a lot of compliments.

A great recipe that is relatively easy to make. I used poblano peppers and liked it. I noticed the recipe said to add garlic with the shrimp but I didn't see garlic in the ingredients list; I added a minced clove and it was fine. I also served it with coconut rice and hand made corn tortillas - yum.

These fajitas are excellent.

I have fixed this dish many times and it is truly a family favorite.

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