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Shrimp Fajitas with Mango-Lime Slaw

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rachael Burrow


Makes 4 servings

The sizzle of a savory shrimp fajita is enough to make your day. Serve with lime wedges and Mango-Lime Slaw.


  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3/4 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced red bell pepper
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup crema Mexicana or sour cream
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Lime wedges
  • Mango-Lime Slaw

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove shrimp from skillet.

  3. Add remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to pan. Add onion and cook, stirring often, 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook, stirring often, 4 minutes or until softened. Remove skillet from heat and add shrimp, tossing to combine.

  4. Top tortillas with shrimp mixture, crema, and jalapeño slices, if desired. Serve with lime wedges and Mango-Lime Slaw.