Turn up the heat with some Cajun Shrimp Fajitas! (fa-heat-as, get it?). This dish is one of my go-tos because of how quick and easy it is to cook! The bellpeppers, onions, and shrimp cook extremely quick and you’ll have dinner in no time. Perfect kind of dish to quickly make for a weeknight after work or to enjoy on a nice weekend with a cold drink in hand! These go really well with on some tortillas with some Creamy Cilantro Jalapeño Salsa.
Ingredients (Serves about 4 people)
-2 lbs of large shrimp (30-40 shrimp), de-shelled and de-veined
-1 whole white onion, sliced
-5 bellpeppers (ex. 2 red, 2 green, 1 yellow; mix and match based on your favorite colors), sliced thin
-Neutral oil (eg canola oil) to cook
-Kosher salt, to taste
-Black pepper, to taste
-Cilantro, chopped for garnish
-Lime slices to squeeze on
-2 Tbsp of Kinder’s Cali Blackened Rub or your favorite Cajun Seasoning
-Juice from 2 limes
-6 cloves garlic, minced
-1/4th cup olive oil
-Juice from 2 limes
-1/2 tsp kosher salt
1) Combine marinade ingredients into a mixing bowl. Divide marinade into two equal portions
2) Add sliced bell peppers and sliced into first half of marinade and mix to coat the vegetables.
3) Add shrimp to the second half of the marinade and mix until coated.
4) Add a neutral oil to a pan and set to medium heat for sauteing.
5) Add marinaded vegetables to the pan and cook until vegetables soften and begin to brown (about 7-10 minutes). Add salt and pepper to taste while cooking.
6) Push marinaded vegetables to the side. Add shrimp in a single layer on the pan and cook each side for 1-2 minutes until shrimp is cooked. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the shrimp as it’s cooking.
7) Turn heat off and garnish with chopped cilantro. Squeeze lime for a nice zest and citrus flavor.
8) Serve with tacos, rice, or just eat it up on its own!
-These fajitas go really will as taco fillings. Add with my Creamy Cilantro Jalapeño Salsa for the ultimate spicy, creamy, and cajun-y experience
-Kinder’s Cali’s Blackened Rub is more of a “blackening” seasoning, but is very similar in Cajun/Creole tastes. You can always substitute for your favorite cajun seasoning mix or make your own!