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Shrimp Fajitas

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.
  • Makes
    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 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • ksandjs1
    Apr 16, 2020

    No comment left

  • Jim
    Aug 2, 2019

    This is definitely one of my new favorite shrimp recipes. I think it's the Caribbean jerk seasoning that did it for me. For the salsa, I used a peach mango salsa. Though it was a tad too sweet, it still complemented the spiciness nicely. The other change I would make is using 8 inch tortillas, instead of 6 inch, to better hold everything.

  • Zee
    Jun 5, 2019

    I just tried this recipe and I’m super pleased! Quick and yum.

  • cinderbe
    Feb 6, 2018

    Is there any way I can lower the sodium content? These sound absolutely delicious, but the sodium content is too high for my diets (I'm on three different ones). Try juggling that. :)

  • thecoletteoconnor
    Jan 19, 2018

    I would give this more stars if I could.

  • stusseycat
    Aug 23, 2017

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  • homecookcharity
    Jan 10, 2015

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

  • smwsmm
    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.

    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!

  • desmma15
    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.