Guajillo Shrimp Fajitas

Healthy Living, Recipes, Smart Eating

This recipe puts an interesting spin on a Mexican-inspired favorite by calling for shrimp as its main ingredient. Shrimp provides plenty of protein with minimal calories, along with high amounts of selenium and vitamin B12. 

Do you like cilantro? It’s a controversial question for some, but overall, it’s an underused herb that provides antioxidants and can also aid in blood sugar control. 

One thing to note: this recipe does account for over 1000 mg of sodium per serving, which could be problematic for individuals trying to control their blood pressure. A lot of the sodium content comes from the cortijo cheese, which tends to be quite salty. Swap it for a Mexican blend, a creamier cheese (these tend to be lower in sodium), or nix the cheese altogether. 

Michael Christ, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian , Mount St. Mary's Hospital

⏲️ Ready in: 45 mins. 
🕒 Prep: 25 mins.
🍴 Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (16 oz) Wegmans E.U. Certified Organic Large Raw Peeled & Deveined Shrimp, thawed per pkg directions
  • 2 Tbsp Wegmans Guajillo Pepper Adobo
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Wegmans Pure Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Wegmans Pepper & Onion Blend
  • 10 Wegmans Fajita Tortillas
  • Cotija cheese (Cheese Shop), shredded
  • Wegmans Roasted Salsa Verde
  • Wegmans Roasted Tomato Salsa
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Limes, cut in wedges

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is per serving
Protein: 21g
Added Sugar: 1g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrate: 63g
Sodium: 1070mg
Cholesterol: 65mg
Saturated Fat: 2g
Fat: 13g
Calories: 430

Preparation

Combine shrimp and adobo in large bowl; season with salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 20 min.

Heat oil in stir-fry pan on HIGH until oil faintly smokes; add peppers and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 min. Add shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, about 4 min until internal temp of shrimp reaches 130 degrees (check by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of shrimp).

Heat separate pan on MED-HIGH. Place 1 tortilla in dry pan; cook briefly on each side until warm and pliable. Transfer to plate; cover. Repeat with remaining tortillas, stacking them to retain heat.

Divide fajita mixture evenly among tortillas; garnish with your choice of toppings.

 

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* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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