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Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

I’ve lost 50 pounds recently and my husband, Jere, has lost 65. We’re always looking for tasty ways to keep the weight off. I think working moms would love it as much as we do because it's so quick and easy. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 teaspoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1/2 cup salsa


  • 1. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1 tablespoon oil and spices; let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix sour cream and remaining cilantro.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Remove from pan.
  • 3. In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Return onion mixture to pan; heat through. Serve with tortillas, salsa and sour cream mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 fajitas with 1/4 cup sour cream mixture and 2 tablespoons salsa: 418 calories, 13g fat (1g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 962mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein .

Reviews for Shrimp Fajitas

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"Very tasty and simple to make. Will make this again. Shrimp is extremely flavorful"

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"These were yummy and quick. I used Cajun spice also. Did not use cilantro, otherwise followed the recipe. I will make again."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"These were good, but in order to keep the calories even lower, I substituted Greek yogurt for the sour cream. You could also a half yogurt, half sour cream mixture. To desmma15, cilantro is a basic flavor in Mexican cooking. If you are happy without it that is great. Enjoy!"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"This is a great recipe, but why do so many recipes today call for cilantro? I hate the stuff; tastes like soap. The recipe was terrific without it."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"These were fast & wonderful!"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"I really liked these, but I too used Cajun spice since I was going off of the magazine version when I was making my shopping list. When I went to actually prepare them, I was using the website and didn't have any jerk seasoning so thanks to the previous reviewer for recommending Cajun spice."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"I'm giving this a "good" in hopes next time will be better. I made these directly out of the magazine when it arrived and only thought they were so-so and lacking in flavor. Now that I see the recipe online, I notice the jerk seasoning was omitted in the magazine! That would have made a big difference in the taste. I'll have to save this and try it one more time with all ingredients present."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"My family loved this recipe. My 10-year-old son took the leftovers to school, and the other kids' mouths were watering."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"I didn't have caribbean jerk, so used Cajun and served with some shredded chedder. This was heavenly! Will make again for sure! Thanks TOH!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.