Blackened Shrimp fajitas are the perfect no-fuss recipe that the entire family will devour. In addition to tasting amazing, they are quick and easy to make so you can prepare them when you are low on time. These are so much more delicious than eating takeout!
These gluten free fajitas can be made with corn tortillas or gluten free tortillas.
If you are new to a gluten free lifestyle, I have made a helpful guide so that you don’t have to feel so overwhelmed when you first start out. Gluten Free Pantry Essentials and Equipment Recommendations lets you see the ingredients, and gadgets that I use every day in my family's kitchen.
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If you are a cast iron using fanatic you will fall in love with the spicy shrimp, creamy avocado, and blackened seasoning with every bite. Everyone loves this gluten free fajitas recipe!
If you have picky eaters in your family like I do, you may consider making a few shrimp without the blackened seasoning. I get it, "picky ones" often have sensitive palates and these blackened shrimp pack a punch.
I enjoy cooking a variety of different cuisines to add some spice, and flair to my meals. It takes a little bit to get the hang of cooking gluten free when you initially get started.
Don’t worry though, over time you will become an old professional! If you love spice, check out my hatch chile recipes...I even have a video to teach you how to fire-roast hatch chiles!
Many call this recipe fajitas de camaron, which is the Spanish name for this fajitas recipe.
If you are looking for some more taco meal ideas, you have to see these taco recipes. There is something for everyone!!
These skillet shrimp fajitas are also fantastic for entertaining! At the next dinner party, you throw you should really consider making these!
One of my favorite parts of making these skillet shrimp fajitas is that they make my home smell amazing! The aroma if sizzling shrimp can make almost anyone's mouth water.
Is shrimp high in mercury?
No, actually shrimp is the opposite. It is low in Mercury and so is salmon, tilapia, sardines, flounder and several other types of seafood. So, you can consume shrimp without the worry of mercury-related health concerns.
How to tell if shrimp has gone bad?
If you open your shrimp and notice a strong smell of fish, ammonia, bleach or anything else then it is probably bad, and you should discard it. When bacteria begin to grow it causes it to smell bad. You should never eat shrimp if it has any kind of unusual odor.
The first step is to mix up your shrimp fajita seasoning including paprika, ancho chile powder, mustard powder, cayenne powder, cumin, black pepper, oregano, onion powder, salt, and garlic powder. Whisk them to blend.
Put the raw shrimp into a bowl and toss with the blackened seasoning mix.
Add avocado oil (or another high heat oil) to a pan and heat on medium heat. Add the raw shrimp and cook for 5 minutes until the shrimp are all cooked.
Move the cooked blackened shrimp to a pan and add in the peppers/onions, and avocado. Your family can serve themselves from this easy serving pan.
Here are a few ideas of ingredients you can add to your fajita skillet to add a little more pizzazz:
- Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
- Fresh tomatoes
- Shredded Cheese
Are tortillas gluten free?
This gluten free fajita recipe wouldn't be gluten free without tortillas. We typically use corn tortillas, but there are several good gluten free flour tortilla brands out there as well!
Mission makes some delicious gluten free tortillas, I do recommend heating them.
A word of caution on corn tortillas. It is important to really read the ingredients. Some brands do add wheat flour, so do check and make sure your corn tortillas are really gluten free!
Is it safe to freeze cooked shrimp?
Yes, you can freeze cooked shrimp in an air-tight container. For the best quality, it is best if you eat it within 2-3 months of freezing. You can also store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days as long as it is stored in an air-tight container.
Things You Need To Make Shrimp Fajitas:
- Mixing bowls. I love, love, love that these bowls have rubber bottoms so they don't slide around on the counter when you mix ingredients.
- A whisk to really blend your blackened seasoning. You want your spices really blended together.
Easy Blackened Shrimp Fajitas
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 4 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 pounds shrimp
- 2 cups peppers sliced
- 1 cup onions sliced
- 2 avocados diced
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 12 corn or gluten free flour tortillas
- In a bowl, add all of the spices and whisk to blend.
- In a bowl, toss the shrimp with the spices. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
- In a pan, add oil and heat for one minute. Add the shrimp.
- Cook for 5-8 minutes until the shrimp is done.
- Serve with sliced peppers, onions, and avocado.
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