Fajitas are a quick and easy meal to prepare, especially on a busy weeknight, and Chicken Fajitas are a family favorite at our house. But this time, we wanted to try something a bit different and make seafood fajitas.
Using sliced green peppers and onions and a little cilantro, all we needed was a simple marinade for the shrimp and we were ready to cook. And get this, the cooking time was only about 7 minutes!
For the marinade we combined a lemon ponzu sauce, which is actually an Asian lemon-accented soy sauce, and lime juice to create a simple citrus mix that was a bit salty, sweet and tangy all at the same time.
Once the fajita mixture was ready to serve we tried several different toppings to find the ones we liked the most. By far the overall favorite was the addition of crumbled queso fresco cheese, with the salty cheese really adding a nice texture to the shrimp and vegetables. We also liked sour cream and Homemade Guacamole on the fajitas, both of which can be added to the fajitas or served on the side.
However you choose to build your own favorite Shrimp Fajita, it will quickly become you favorite quick and easy weeknight meal. Enjoy!!
2 lbs Medium Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 TB Minced Garlic
1 large Onion, thinly sliced
2 large Green Peppers, thinly sliced
2 TB Canola Oil
1 cup lightly packed Cilantro Leaves
1 cup Lemon Ponzu Sauce
2/3 cup Lime Juice
12 Flour Tortillas
Garnishes: Queso Fresco Cheese, Sour Cream, Guacamole
In a medium glass bowl combine the shrimp, garlic, Ponzu and lime juice. Stir to combine and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers to the skillet and saute for 4 minutes, or until tender. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp are pink. Add the cilantro and stir, then spoon the mixture into warm tortillas.
Garnish with crumbled queso fresco cheese, sour cream or guacamole.