Friday, March 7, 2008

Shrimp Fajitas

We were supposed to have shrimp fajitas last night, but I had forgotten to defrost the shrimp, so instead we went to CPK. Brett and I split everything. We got Spinach and Artichoke Dip, a BBQ Chicken Pizza, and Apple Crisp. Everything was yummy except the ice cream on the apple crisp was very icy and actually crunched. The good news is that I filled out an online survey and earned a free appetizer or dessert. I love free stuff!

Thank goodness Brett reminded me to defrost the shrimp last night before bed, because I probably would have forgotten again! This is a recipe based on the chicken fajitas my parents make. The marinade is exactly the same, I just use shrimp instead of chicken (remember I have a problem with raw chicken) and I saute instead of grill. It calls for some olive oil, salsa, garlic, lime juice (I used lemon juice this time,) bell peppers, and red onion. Since shrimp cooks so quickly, I dump everything into the pan and pull out the shrimp before I start to cook. I get the onion and bell pepper all tender and then I add the shrimp back in for a few minutes.

Here is my fajita all ready to eat. Believe me, you don't want to see what a mess I made of it. Brett, of course, kept his nice and neat.

In case any of you are interested, I posted the recipes for tortilla soup and cheesy mexican rice under the comments section of that post. I think from now on, I will post the recipes like that.


Kim in the Kitchen said...

1 lb shrimp (or chicken if you are so inclined)
1 red onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3/4 cup salsa (I use La Victoria)
2 T olive oil
2 T lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a gallon ziplock bag and marinate for 2-24 hours.

If you do chicken, grilling really is the way to go, just take the chicken out and grill it, then slice it up, and saute everything else.

If you do shrimp, separate the shrimp out, saute everything for about 6 minutes on medium heat, and then throw the shrimp in for about 3 extra minutes.

Serve on flour tortillas with whatever fix-ins you like.

moowiesqrd said...

Hey, those look familiar! :) We'll have to do dinner again soon. What's your schedule like towards the end of the month?