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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas With Avocado Crema

If you’re ever looking for the easiest dinner to serve a small group – I’ve got you covered. I find that Latin flavors, specifically Mexican, generally appeal to most people. And when you’re serving hungry kids or a group of friends, sometimes you need something fast and easy.

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These flavorful fajitas need almost no active cook time and are elevated by a simple avocado crema.

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I absolutely love the avocado cream I made for this recipe. Its airy and fluffy – a super appealing texture for the senses, and something that feels extra special without very much extra time.

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas with Avocado Crema

theinspiredhome.com

Author

Jennifer Bravo

Published

September 22, 2020

Modified

October 12, 2020

Yields

5 servings

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb raw, peeled and deveined, tail-on shrimp
  • 2 cups red onion, sliced very thin
  • 3 tricolor peppers, sliced thin
  • ⅓ cup neutral oil
  • 2 packets of fajita seasonings
  • 1 package of queso fresco, crumbled
  • 1 package of tortillas
  • your favorite salsa
  • hot sauce, optional
  • 2 avocados
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 small handful cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ lime, juiced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On a sheet pan, lay out the shrimp, peppers, and onion. Drizzle oil over top and sprinkle both packets of fajita seasonings over top. Use tongs to mix. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the shrimp is just firm and the peppers and onions are cooked and slightly brown.
  2. In a food processor, mix avocados, sour cream, cilantro, salt, garlic and lime until smooth and almost fluffy/airy. Taste and add more salt or an optional dab of hot sauce if needed.
  3. Serve everything buffet style with tortillas, queso fresco, avocado cream, cilantro, hot sauce and salsa. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving

Serving Size - 5
Calories - 482
Carbohydrate - 22.4g
Cholesterol - 200mg
Fiber - 7.6g
Protein - 25.1g
Fat - 34.5g
Saturated Fat - 8g
Sodium - 755mg
Sugar - 6.2g

Recipe Details

Cuisine - Mexican
Category - Dinner
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