Oh my goodness, these shrimp fajitas (or you could call them tacos) were AMAZING! This recipe was posted on Confections of a Foodie Bride.
Don’t let the thought of making the homemade tomatillo salsa intimidate you. Take 4 tomatillos, quarter them, and into a baking dish they go with a few slices of onion and a garlic clove. Bake at 425 degrees until slightly brown. Mine took 45 minutes. Let cool and put into a blender with the juice of half a lime and a handful of cilantro. What you get is a slightly sweet, but with a tang of lime, salsa. Zero heat, Zero fat! (The original recipe called for a drizzle of olive oil. I just lightly sprayed the bottom of the baking dish with olive oil Pam). My son was digging into it with tortilla chips! I haven’t tried, but if you wanted a bit of spice, you could add a few slices of jalapeño to the baking dish. Let me know if you try it!
The rest of the dish takes less than 10 minutes to make. I like to lightly brown my tortillas on my gas stove (just right over a low flame), then microwave them for 15 seconds so they’re pliable. I added a little shredded lettuce to bulk the tacos up. Using the recipe builder on Weight Watchers, I calculated 8 pts+ for 2 corn tortillas, 10 shrimp with sautéed vegetables and 1 ounce of queso fresco (a Mexican cheese). Lettuce and salsa are 0!
I actually had 5 left-over shrimp after everyone had finished, so I put them on top of a bed of lettuce, using the salsa as dressing….delicious! So if you wanted to decrease the points, you could serve it as a salad and I calculate the points as 6.
- 2 tsp. vegetable oil
- 1 red pepper, sliced thin
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 1 lb. shrimp (deveined and peeled)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup tomatillo salsa
- 8 corn tortillas
- 4 oz. crumbled queso fresco (Mexican cheese)
- cilantro and lime wedges for serving
Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add pepper and onion and saute until starting to brown. Add garlic and shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink. Add salsa and cook one more minute.
Heat corn tortillas on clean skillet or over open gas stove flame. Each fajitas gets 5 shrimp, sauteed veggies, .5 oz cheese. Add more salsa, cilantro and a squeeze of lime if desired. Serves 4.