Are you a full-time working parent who still needs to make dinner for the family? Then you’re not alone because, in 2022, over 80% of parents worked full time.
If you’re in the same boat as I am making dinner is your responsibility in the house.
A lot of times I DO NOT feel like cooking something elaborate on busy weekdays when you get home.
After all, when you’re tired, you want to throw something together that requires little effort.
But finding the perfect quick-and-easy recipe that’s also nutritious is challenging. Lucky for you, we’ve got a recipe for delicious grilled shrimp fajitas for you to try.
Grilled Shrimp Fajitas wraps are a no brainer when it comes to a quick week night meal. Grill some shrimp, peppers and onions, get a quick guac thrown together and throw it all in a tortilla wrap and you have dinner served my friend!
It’s fast, straightforward to throw together, and full of flavor. So if you want to add something new to the dinner roster, keep reading for the full recipe.
Grilled Shrimp Fajitas Ingredients
Now that you’ve decided to try this recipe let’s review the ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious grilled shrimp fajita wraps. This recipe makes four wraps, but feel free to double up on the ingredients if you need to serve more people.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 20 Minutes
- Servings: 4 Wraps
For best results, gather all the components before you begin. For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 lb jumbo shrimp (this amounts to around 21-25 shrimp)
- 2 Tbsp fajita seasoning
- 1 Green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 Yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 Yellow onion, sliced
- 1 cup guacamole
- 4 Flour tortillas, large
- 6 oz cheese, grated
Quick Tips for Fajita Wrap
Now that you have all the ingredients, let’s review how to make this recipe. You can make these grilled shrimp fajitas in a few simple steps – it couldn’t get any easier.
- If your shrimp is frozen, thaw them thoroughly and pat them dry
- Gather your sliced bell peppers and onion, and sprinkle the fajita seasoning over them
- Next, sprinkle the seasoning over the shrimp
- Place your seasoned ingredients on the grill and cook on medium-high heat.
- Cook for approximately 7-10 minutes until the shrimp is pink and opaque
- Gather your tortillas and spread a generous amount of cheese and guacamole on each
- Add the cooked shrimp and vegetables
- To close, fold each side of the tortilla inwards, then roll it as if you were making a burrito.
- To keep the wrap closed, place it back onto the grill to seal it
- Finally, each wrap in half and serve
That’s it. You’re done; as promised, it couldn’t have been any simpler. This is a meal your family is going to love. And because it’s so quick to make, it can become a regular in your meal planning.
- Serving Suggestion: Serve with extra guacamole, salsa, and sour cream
How To Make It Your Own
Now that you’ve made the recipe, it’s time to get creative. If you’d like to spice up your fajitas (see what we did there?), here are some simple ways to change this recipe and make different types of fajitas.
Change Up the Protein
One of the first ways to switch up this meal is to swap out the protein. Instead of making them with shrimp, you can make them with chicken or steak strips. Just remember to season everything well with the fajita seasoning.
Consider Adding a Marinade
If you want a juicier fajita, let your protein (typically steak) sit in a marinade before cooking. Mix olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a ziplock bag to make the marinade.
Add in some fajita seasoning and mix again until combined. Add the steak, coat it evenly in the marinade, and leave to rest for at least an hour before cooking.
Change Up Your Tortillas
If you’re making grilled shrimp fajitas, another way you can make it your own is to change up which tortillas you use. You can serve them with corn tortillas, which are thicker and typically more expensive, or flour tortillas.
Tenderize Your Steak
If you’re cooking with meat like a skirt steak, you must be careful not to overcook it, or it will go tough. Instead, cook your steak rare to medium rare for the best results and flavor. You can also use a meat mallet to pound the steak to tenderize it.
Make Your Own Seasoning
Another great way to tweak this recipe is to make your own fajita seasoning. You can make a Mexican spice by mixing cumin, smoked paprika, garlic, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and ground pepper. Play around with the quantities of each until you find a flavor you love.
Let the Steak Rest
Finally, if you’re making steak fajitas, you must let the meat rest after cooking it. Doing this will make the steak juicier and more tender.
How to Serve Fajitas
You’re in luck if you want extras to serve with your grilled shrimp fajitas. Here are several suggestions of sides you can pair with your dinner tortillas:
- Black beans
- Mexican rice
- Mexican street corn
- Cilantro lime rice
- Corn fritters
- Pico De Gallo
Surprise Your Family With Delicious Fajitas
No one likes coming home after a long, hard day at work and making an elaborate family dinner. If cooking for the family has you in a rut, making these delicious grilled shrimp fajitas will spice things up.
With most ingredients in your pantry, these fajitas are quick and easy to whip up. You can get the whole family to create their own by laying out all the cooked ingredients.
If you want more straightforward fajita recipes, browse what else I’ve cooked up. You’ll find everything from breakfast recipes to plant-based ones to get your mouth watering.
Grilled Shrimp Fajita Wraps
- 1 lb 21-25 jumbo shrimp
- 2 tbsp fajita seasoning
- 1 whole green bell pepper sliced
- 1 whole yellow bell pepper sliced
- 1/2 whole yellow onion sliced
- 1 cup guacamole
- 4 large flour tortillas
- 6 ounces grated cheese
- Thaw and pat dry your shrimp. Slice bell peppers and onions and sprinkle fajita seasoning over both shrimp and vegetables. Place on the grill on medium high heat. Cook for about 7-10 minutes until shrimp is opaque.
- spread a healthy amount of guacamole and cheese on a tortilla, then add shrimp and vegetables. Fold both sides of the tortilla in, then roll it up like a burrito. Place back on barbecue to grill the wrap closed.
- Cut wraps in half, serve with some extra guacamole and salsa. Enjoy!!