You know them, you love them, and I’m about to show you how to make restaurant-style shrimp fajitas the easy way at home!
I know you want to see how that’s done so check out this video below.
How can something so delicious be so healthy at the same time? It’s one of the many reasons I LOVE fajitas- that and they give me an excuse to eat an insurmountable amount of guac. Don’t act so innocent.
Okay, now I’m really starting to drool so let’s get this party started.
How to Make Shrimp Fajitas
Order fajitas from a local Tex Mex joint, and I guarantee you’ll be approached by a jovial server with a HUGE sizzling skillet of meat, peppers, onions, and all the fixings. If not, you’re missing out.
It’s dramatic, overwhelming, and eating your dinner straight from the skillet always tastes better.
However, when attempting to recreate shrimp fajitas at home, I got lazy and stuck the peppers, onions, and shrimp on a baking sheet and popped it into the oven. The results?
Caramelized peppers and onions, tender, perfectly cooked shrimp #nailedit!
Easy Sheet Pan Fajita Tips
Yes, these are the easiest fajitas you’ll ever make. However, there are a few instructions to making this Taco Tuesday recipe a breeze.
1. Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet
Give the veggies and protein their space; no one likes soggy fajitas. Use two baking sheets if necessary, one for the peppers and onions and the other for the protein of choice.
2. Chop the peppers and onions ahead of time
I like to slice the peppers, onions, and other veggies I plan on using for this recipe like lettuce up to 5 days before. Come taco night; this will make assembling the fajitas so much faster.
While the fajitas do their thing in the oven, it’s time to set out the assembly line, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, lime wedges, pico de gallo, guacamole- everything your heart desires.
Shrimp Fajita Taco Ingredients
Fajitas wouldn’t be fajitas without the flour tortillas, sliced bell peppers and onions, those are a must, but we can get creative with the other ingredients, right? Here’s our list for these Shrimp Fajitas:
- Flour tortillas or grain-free tortillas
- Sliced bell peppers
Topping Your Shrimp Fajitas
The toppings are simple with this fajita recipe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be extra. Toss on the cheese, guac, and pico or, if you’re feeling fancy, douse it with some of the Creamy Avocado Lime dressing from the #tacotuesdaycookbook.
But back to the topping ideas:
Where to Buy Shrimp Year-Round
I always try to keep my freezer stocked with favorite ingredients that I knew my family will love. From time to time I make an online order to receive high-quality shrimp to stock my freezer for all my favoriote shrimp recipes.
I love that fresh shrimp can come straight to my door all year round with Fulton’s Fish Market. You can check out where I order here.
Other Shrimp Taco Recipes
If you’re a fan of shrimp tacos, then these Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are a MUST! You’ll want leftover avocado salsa too because it’s great with grilled chicken or on top a salad.
The Pineapple Shrimp Tacos are also a favorite for the kids and super easy to whip up when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands.
Okay, you guys, we’ve reached the final, 52nd taco recipe from the Taco Tuesday Cookbook and that means it’s time to do it all over again!
Yes, flip to the taco schedule in your Taco Tuesday Cookbook and give those Asian Thai Rib Tacos another go round!
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If you’ve been with me the entire time- WAY TO GO CHAMP! I hope you found a few keeper recipes, but I’ve got to know, what’s been your favorite taco recipe out of the entire bunch??
Want to know mine? Flip to page 115 in the Taco Tuesday Cookbook to find out. See you around!