Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!We’re kinda obsessed with fajitas around here.  I mean, fajitas are closely related to tacos…and Laura’s ability to turn any type of leftovers into tacos has been well documented in the past.  Back when Laura and I were both in grad school, we discovered a mutual love for Chili’s fajitas.  But because both of us were in grad school, our eating-out budget was quite limited.  So we did the next best thing and came up with a copycat version of those delicious fajitas.

We seriously made that recipe at least twice a month.  And we even made it several times for parties of 10-12 people.  We put out all of the toppings and let folks make their own fajitas…basically a build-your-own fajita bar.  Heck, we’ve even turned that recipe into fajita paninis!  (I told you we love fajitas around here!)

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!Although we go out to eat a bit more now, fajitas are still one of our favorite meals to make at home.  We were in Sam’s Club the other day buying boxes upon boxes of diapers for Robbie, and I stumbled across a set of fajita skillets…on clearance!  Those skillets went straight into the cart next to the diapers and blueberries.  (That kid eats blueberries like they’re going out of style!)  So I’ve been eyeing up those fajita skillets trying to figure out a fun fajita recipe to make.  That’s when it hit me.  Shrimp fajitas.  With some onions, bell peppers and a bit of corn.  How delicious do those sound?

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!Last week, shrimp was on sale at our grocery store…and I decided that was a divine sign that I should make fajitas.  Ok, maybe not a divine sign, but a sign nonetheless.  I’ve gotta say that these Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers are a new favorite now!  Shrimp take a bit of time to devein, but they cook so darned quickly that it balances out.  Plus, there’s no real need to marinate anything ahead of time for these shrimp fajitas.  In fact, this whole meal comes together in about 30 minutes (minus the time to devein the shrimp…which you can totally do ahead of time).

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!I’m a big fan of all kinds of cheese, and I usually do a hearty sprinkling of shredded Mexican-blend cheese on my fajitas.  In fact, whenever Laura and I would go out for Chili’s fajitas, I’d steal all of her cheese.  She’d steal some of my guac in exchange.  That’s how we roll.  But for these shrimp fajitas, I went in a slightly different direction.  Feta.  As I learned way back when I first made Mexican Street Corn, crumbled feta cheese goes well with Mexican and TexMex flavors.  Trust me on this one!  So pile those fajitas high with sauteed bell peppers, onion and corn.  Add a couple shrimp.  Add some crumbled feta.  And then go off into happy fajita land for a while.  Enjoy, my friends!

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!

Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 548kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 4 Tbsp cilantro minced and divided
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 3 tsp Cajun seasoning divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers sliced
  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • 1 cup corn fresh or frozen
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained

For serving

  • flour tortillas warmed
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • limes for squeezing

Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, add shrimp, lime juice, 2 Tbsp cilantro, garlic and 2 tsp Cajun seasoning; toss until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  • Using a small bowl, combine sour cream with the remaining 2 Tbsp cilantro and remaining 1 tsp Cajun seasoning; stir until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  • Place a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Once hot, add sliced bell peppers and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add sliced onions, corn and diced tomatoes; continue cooking 12-14 minutes, or until onions and peppers have softened. Transfer mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  • Place shrimp in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, or until shrimp are fully cooked and pink in color. To serve, spread 1-2 Tbsp of sour cream onto each warmed tortilla. Top with onions and peppers mixture and then add shrimp. Top with crumbled feta cheese and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

These Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Bell Peppers make for one tasty dinner!

 

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34 Comments

  1. As if I needed another reason to move up there. Fajitas are the best! And so is feta, which I’ve never put on a fajita but need to try! PS, Robbie is a kid after my own heart. I ate an entire container of blueberries yesterday in less than five minutes.

    1. You know, it doesn’t matter what kind of day you are having when fajitas are for dinner. Because fajitas make everything better! Plus, feta. I’ve been known to buy the Sam’s Club sized block of feta…which is a LOT of feta. Maybe when you move up here, you can help me with said feta? And then you can help Robbie with his blueberries…if he lets you! 🙂 Thanks, Kelsie!

  2. Yasss! My husband doesn’t eat a lot of fish so we don’t make it around here very often but he DOES like shrimp. And THIS recipe looks amazeballs!! I can’t wait to show him this recipe!

    1. Hey Christina! So I do like fish, but I don’t make it all that often here at home. But shrimp? That’s another story! It’s just so quick and easy to cook. Plus, fajitas. I mean fajitas make everything better…especially when shrimp and feta are involved! This is seriously a favorite meal around our place now. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

  3. Dude!!! What a genius idea to add feta to fajitas! I don’t think I’ve ever had a fajita with feta! I so love feta and feta and shrimp ….mmm… what a delightful combo in a fajita! Btw, I remember those fajita paninis – you aren’t selling that chicken marinade yet I see! BAH!
    Now I need to send my drone up to your grocery store to pick up some of that shrimp on sale – it’s insanely priced here! Happy Hump Day, My Upstate NYC friend!

    1. So I stumbled into the feta idea with Mexican food a few years back when I had trouble finding cotija cheese up here. I have since found a place that sells cotija, but I still go back to feta…it works! Give it a shot next time you whip up a Mexican-themed dish. Also, this one could work for little Shashi, too. Just make a double batch of the veggies for her! Or just come on up and I’ll make it for y’all! 🙂 Thanks, Shashi!

    1. Well, hello, Alix! And a big thank you to Kathy, too. I love Kathy’s blog! I feel like Kathy and I would be great friends if we lived near each other. 🙂 I’m really glad you stopped by! Also, fajitas are amazing. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you are having when fajitas are for dinner…because fajitas make everything better!

    1. Seriously! I feel like we’ve done this before, too, Jeff. I say you guys should just move over to upstate New York, and we can have dinner together every night. Well, maybe not every night…unless you really, really like blueberries. (Those are Robbie’s staple food lately.) Hah! Thanks, my friend!

  4. Hi David! I haven’t made fajitas in a long time, don’t know why. But, I have everything on hand to make these!! I never thought to combine feta and shrimp, again don’t know why because these sound delicious!

    1. I hear ya, Dorothy! There are so many good meals out there, and only so many meals to eat ’em. But do put fajitas back on the list sometime soon! (I wonder if you could use leftover turkey in a fajita!?) But seriously, these shrimp fajitas are amazing! Laura and I both give them 2 thumbs up…and Robbie probably would, too, if he would eat anything other than blueberries. Hah! Thanks so much for the comment, my friend!

    1. Yesss! Put it on the menu…surprise your daughter! These shrimp fajitas are seriously pretty easy to make at home, and I love using feta cheese in there. 🙂 Thanks so much, Kathy!!

  5. We love fajitas around here too! You just come up with the greatest ideas while shopping and always manage to make me seriously hungry whenever I read your blog (and it is still early in the morning here in London!). I like the addition of feta cheese. Great recipe! Have a lovely weekend, David!

    1. Why thank you so much, Miriam! You are too kind! But, honestly, it’s easy to create yummy meals when fajitas are involved. I love a good fajita, and I’ve got the say that the shrimp + feta combo here is super delicious…and super easy! I hope you have a great weekend ahead, too, my friend! Cheers!

  6. Now, Feta on my fajitas? Well I never! You know David I would never have thought of that combination together, but the more I think about it, the more I can see it working. I’m kind of moving it around my mouth in an imaginary way at the moment! Fajitas are one of Lynne and I’s favourtie “go-to” weekend foods, so I’ll be having me some of this recipe saved for future. Hope you have a great weekend. And Robbie enjoys all those Blueberries you bought for him!

    1. Hahaha! I can totally picture a grandma standing there saying “Well, I never!” 🙂 But this combo seriously works, Neil. I’m not making it up! I stumbled into using feta in Mexican flavored dishes a while back when I had a hard time finding cotija cheese in our area. (Turns out feta is a good replacement for cotija.) So put these fajitas on the weekend menu, my friend! They are so, so good. Also, we’re just now getting through the last blueberries that we picked back in the summer (we froze a bunch), so I don’t know what I’m going to do now. Blueberries aren’t in season…maybe I’ll switch Robbie over to pears. (Hah. What am I thinking? Switching Robbie to something besides blueberries? Yeah, right!) Thanks, Neil, and I hope you and Lynne have a great weekend ahead!

  7. I don’t eat tacos/fajitas often (Indeed I’ve had them just a few times in my life. Probably, one day I’ll try and get a kick on eating this stuff). But I totally support the idea of making this at home as they’re easy to make and assemble – let’s eat at the restaurant something that we would normally not be cooking. Certainly, I love this idea of tacos/fajitas parties. I always love the ideas when guests need to work (Like making their own food. Also, I think doing the dishes should be an obligatory entertaining part of any party / afterparty). Anyways, these fajitas sound and look amazing. And if I ever make fajita at home, that will likely be this shrimp combo. Well done, David! P.S. Next time bring in those well-documented facts about Laura’s ability to turn any leftovers into tacos.

    1. Tacos really are amazing, Ben! I challenge you to go out this weekend and make a batch of fajitas…at home. Seriously! They aren’t that hard, and this shrimp version is mighty tasty. (If you prefer chicken and/or beef, then check out my previous post for Chili’s Fajitas…the marinade there is amazing!) Also, I like where you are going with guests doing their own dishes…if only it was that easy, right? I always get into the kitchen after everyone leaves and clean up right away…there’s nothing worse than coming down to a dirty kitchen the next morning! Thanks, Ben, and have a great fajita-filled weekend, my friend!

    1. Haha! I’d say yes 100% for lunch…except I might have already polished off the leftovers. Oops. Guess I need to make another batch, huh? 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Taylor!

  8. Hey david…! am also reads your posts but this is one of my favorite recipe till now. i really enjoyed your recipe. this looks so yummy, delicious & beautiful colored. Thanks for sharing.!

    1. Hey Satyakam! Thanks so much for commenting. I’ve got to say that this shrimp fajita recipe is one of our favorites, too! It’s really pretty easy, and it’s got a lot of flavor. Hope you have a great Monday! 🙂

  9. Those Fajitas look YUM! I am a big fan of Fajitas!! But I haven’t ever tried them at home.. This is the second time I am reading a Fajita recipe up on your blog! And I am so tempted to try :D. I can only imagine how all of them- sautéed vegetables, the sour cream and cilantro spread and the feta cheese, complimented each other !

    1. You should totally try fajitas at home, Deepika! The secret is getting a good cast iron skillet so you can get it super hot. 🙂 I’ve got to say that this shrimp version is quite fun because the shrimp cook so quickly. And you’re right, there is so much flavor going on in these fajitas…but that’s what makes them so darned good! Haha! Thanks so much, my friend!

  10. We are huge fans of tacos around our home and, like you said, fajitas are similar and I haven’t had in a while so now it’s about time! Love that you used shrimp here so they are on the healthier side (which means I can put on a little more of that feta…hehehe ;)). This would be awesome for dinner on Friday…instead of Taco Tuesday, we should start a new thing – Fajita Friday – what do ya think 🙂 ??

    1. It’s definitely about time for some fajitas in your home, Dawn! Tacos + fajitas really are one of my favorite comfort food meals! And shrimp totally work in fajitas! (Bonus: They cook super fast so you can even pull this one off on a weeknight!) But with that said, I think #FajitaFriday should totally be a thing. Let’s start it up!! I wonder if I can make turkey fajitas this week? Haha!

  11. We are big fajita fans here, too! I love how easy it is for everyone to make their own the way they want! I can spice it up the way I like. But for some reason, I’ve never made shrimp fajitas – what a great idea. (No slicing of the meat). I usually just toss a bag of frozen sweet peppers and onions in with it so it’s extra easy. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. You’ve got it, Laura! Fajitas are perfect for everyone. Want more bell peppers in yours? Pile ’em on! Want extra feta? Sure, go for it! I’ve got to say that the shrimp version is super awesome, too. It seriously comes together in a flash since shrimp cook so quickly, too. Give this one a shot! Or maybe just make some turkey fajitas later this week instead? Haha! Thanks for the kinda comment, my friend!

    1. You are totally going to have to change up the fajitas at home thing, Dawn! They’re actually really easy to make. This shrimp version is mighty tasty, but do take a look back at the Chili’s copycat version I posted forever ago. That’s one of our go-to meals around here on a cold weeknight night! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

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