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Shrimp Fajita Seasoning – You’re Going to Love These

Pacific Northwest Fishing & ShellFishing, May Shrimp Season Is Almost Here In WA, Salty Dog Boaters, This Recipe: Wild Shrimp Fajitas With Homemade Fajita Seasoning. If you’ve got a cast iron pan on hand, it’s time for some awesome fajitas. The hot iron transforms the onions, peppers, and shrimp into gorgeously browned, sizzling, caramelized deliciousness. Plus, this recipe uses an easy homemade Fajita Seasoning recipe to really kick things up. No need to go to a restaurant to get fajitas or buy a packaged mix at the store! Making it from scratch is quick and easy – you’ll likely have most or all of the ingredients on hand. Fajitas make a fresh and fast weeknight meal and are perfect for this time of year. They’re also a great choice to serve for company. It’s hard to mess this one up.

Ingredients for the Fajita Seasoning:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoons chili paprika
1 teaspoons chili sugar
1/2 teaspoons chili salt
3/4 teaspoons chili chicken bullion powder or crushed bullion cube
1/2 teaspoons chili onion powder
1/4 teaspoons chili garlic powder
1/4 teaspoons chili cumin

Ingredients for Fajitas:
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large red onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 orange bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1lb uncooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
Homemade Fajita Seasoning (made in recipe)
1/4 cup water

Ingredients for Serving:
Fajita-size flour tortillas, steamed and kept warm
Sour cream
Cilantro
Lime wedges
Hot sauce (like Tapatio)

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  • Prepare the Fajita Seasoning by mixing all ingredients together well in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions and peppers are tender and browned, about 10 minutes. Remove onions and peppers to a large plate.

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  • Add shrimp to the skillet, browning on one side, about 2 minutes, then flip. Sprinkle fajita seasoning over shrimp and return peppers and onions to the pan.
  • Add 1/4 cup water to deglaze the bottom of the pan and create a saucy coating on the shrimp, peppers, and onions. Stir to combine. Add up to another 1/4 cup water if needed (you want it to be just barely loose, not runny). Cook until the whole mixture is steaming hot, another 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.
  • Take a hot tortilla, top with a generous amount of fajita mixture, squeeze of lime, followed by sour cream, cilantro, and hot sauce. Serve with lime wedges.

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