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Shrimp Fajitas

No matter what’s going on, Taco Tuesday will likely still be taking place somewhere in the world! Did you know that Taco John trademarked the term “Taco Tuesday” in 1989, which originated from a “Taco Twosday“ deal that priced tacos 2 for 99 cent? He has legal rights to the term in every US state, but New Jersey. The term is now famous and used all over the world, including by NBA’s Lebron James, during his family’s taco nights. I’m sure you heard him saying “It’s TACO-TUEEESSSDDAAAAAAYYYYYY” at least once?!

Anyways, enough chit-chat! Let’s get to the reason you’re here..


  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp, tail on for presentation, tail off for convenience

  • Tortillas, any size

  • Vegetable or olive oil

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, green bell pepper, sliced or julienned (any color will do)

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • Chilli powder

  • Paprika

  • Ground cumin

  • Garlic powder

  • Dried oregano

  • Black pepper

  • Onion powder

  • Cilantro, chopped finely

  • Mexican cheese blend, shredded

  • Sour cream (optional)

  • 2 Limes


  • Marinate the shrimp in 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp dried oregano, salt/pepper to taste and place in a zip lock bag until ready to cook

  • Add oil to pan and heat on stove, just a little above the medium setting

  • Add shrimp to pan one by one

  • Cook shrimp 1 1/2 min on each side

  • Remove shrimp from pan

  • Add more oil to pan, some of the shrimp seasoning should still be present

  • Add peppers, onions and salt, sauté until lightly crunchy

  • Turn the stove heat off

  • Add shrimp and mix with vegetables

  • Top with cheese, garnish with cilantro

You can add your shrimp and veggies directly to your tortillas, or you can add more toppings to accompany it. Serve it with sour cream, cheese and your favorite tortilla chips, to scoop up the excess food that falls onto your plate. Don’t forget to squeeze some lime juice over the top for added flavor!

Preferred toppings:

Corn Salsa:

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • Cilantro

  • Salt

  • Lime juice

  • Corn

Combine all ingredients, adding salt and lime juice to taste

Black beans:

  • Cook prior to meal, as it takes a while, or buy canned beans

We hope you enjoyed this recipe and be sure to tag us on IG @ivyeatz to let us know how yours turned out!


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