Food

SHEET MEALS: SHRIMP FAJITAS

GUYS!

This meal was in-cred-i-ble. Pardon my language, but holy SHIT. I’m not going to spend too much time rambling on this one because you just need to get your ass into the kitchen and MAKE THESE FAJITAS RIGHT NOW.

This recipe comes from the amazing No. 2 Pencil. I’m convinced she’s a food magician because this recipe was so easy, so delicious, and so healthy.

Sidenote: I’ve never used the “broil” setting on my oven before. “How was your weekend, Brittany?” “Well, I finally broiled something, so it was pretty fantastic!”

We’re diving right in here. Here’s the recipe, courtesy of No. 2 Pencil (can we take a second to praise her awesome food photography skills? Girl, can I be you?):

-This recipe feeds four-

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • several turns of freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoon of chili powderCoupons
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • lime
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • tortillas, warmed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine onion, bell pepper, shrimp, olive oil, salt and pepper, and spices.
  3. Toss to combine.
  4. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Spread shrimp, bell peppers, and onions on baking sheet.
  6. Cook at 450 degrees for about 8 minutes. Then turn oven to broil and cook for additional 2 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through.
  7. Squeeze juice from fresh lime over fajita mixture and top with fresh cilantro.
  8. Serve in warm tortillas.

Notes from No. 2 Pencil: 

  • If preferred, remove shrimp tails prior to cooking for easier serving.

Notes from the LSC:

  • My grocery store was having an awesome sale on frozen, wild-caught shrimp. However, I didn’t look at the bag and picked up a big bunch of sea critters that still had everything but the heartbeat. Deveining is the literal worst. Make sure you check your shrimp to ensure that they’re already peeled and deveined. You don’t want to have the existential crisis that I had while I was preparing our meal.
  • Looking to go low-carb? Trader Joes (swoon!) has some awesome low-carb, whole-wheat, all-natural tortillas. Looking to go [almost] no-carb? Lettuce wraps are your best friend!
  • I paired these bad boys with some black beans and rice for the boy and some Mexican cauliflower rice for myself. Listen: to me, cauliflower rice tastes like a fart. I won’t be making Mexican fartiflower again; especially when you take into account that carbs are NOT the enemy. Do you know what doesn’t taste like a fart? Brown rice.
  • As mentioned in a previous post, if you don’t have the spices listed, your shopping trip will be expensive. Invest in them anyway. Spices are fantastic investments. Who needs a 401k when you can have delicious food…?

Eat on, food lovers!

♥ The Life Sucks Coach

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