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Shrimp Fajitas

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Ingredients
  Green bell pepper 1 Large, cut into thin slices
  Red bell pepper 1 Large, cut into thin slices
  White onion 1 Large, cut into thin slcies
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Canola oil/Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Shrimp 1 Pound, peeled, deveined
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Tortillas 2 Medium, heated (FOR SERVING)
  Red rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked (FOR SERVING)
  Chunky guacamole 2 Tablespoon (FOR SERVING)
  Refried beans 2 Tablespoon (FOR SERVING)
  Pico de gallo 1 Tablespoon (FOR SERVING)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare the ingredients according to the list.
2. Heat a large skillet until hot. Pour 2 tablespoon oil and swirl in pan.
3. Add the peppers and onions to cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are soft but still crisp. This should take about 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overcook the vegetables and make them soggy.
4. Season with salt and mix. Set the veggies aside.

MAKING
5. To the same skillet add remaining oil. Put the garlic to cook for a couple of minutes.
6. Add the shrimp, lime juice and chopped cilantro and mix well. Cook until the shrimp starts turning pink for about 4 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook the shrimp as it will make it rubbery. Return the veggies to the skillet and heat through.

SERVING
7. In a serving plate, serve the fajita with heated tortillas, red rice, refried beans, pico de gallo and chunky guacamole.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 342 Calories from Fat 102

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.5%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g6.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 115.1 mg38.4%

Sodium 540.6 mg22.5%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.2%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16.1%

Sugars 4.6 g

Protein 21 g41.7%

Vitamin A 20.1% Vitamin C 99.4%

Calcium 7.2% Iron 15.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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