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shrimp fajitas

28 Apr

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.

Shrimp Fajitas

  • 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.

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5 Comments

Posted by on April 28, 2011 in points plus, seafood, vegetarian

 

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5 responses to “shrimp fajitas

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    April 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    That’s so pretty and colorful. Bet the homemade salsa was great!

     
  2. MCallen

    April 29, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I love your site! The fajitas look delicious. Your blog is my answer to whats for dinner! Thanks for including the WW pts+

     
  3. Beth

    April 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I have to try this. There is nothing on the menu for tomorrows dinner, but I think I have that slot filled.

     
  4. kristina

    May 5, 2011 at 7:20 am

    The fajitas were great! The salsa was a nice sweet change from jar hot salsas.

     
  5. Magen

    May 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Just had these for Mother’s Day lunch – fantastic.

     

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