Fajita Old Bay Shrimp Tacos are delicious, full of flavor, so easy and fresh! A great lower calorie taco for a healthier taco night!
I kind of have a thing for shrimp tacos, if you haven’t already figured out.
I love shrimp tacos- they are fast, easy, lower calorie, and SO delicious.
These are perfect for taco bars, impromptu dinner parties, or just weeknight meals.
Be sure to slowly heat the peppers and onions and really brown them well- it adds a lovely, rich caramel flavor to the tacos without adding extra calories!
Once the peppers and onions are cooked, toss the shrimp right over them! This helps to develop flavor even more- and lets them soak up some of the great onion and pepper aromas!
Lastly, to make this an even more special dinner, I like to heat up the uncooked tortillas I grab at the grocery store. They are soft, chewy, and so easy to work with- not dry like a lot of tortillas can taste!
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Fajita Old Bay Shrimp Tacos
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 1 large bell pepper cut into strips
- 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tbsp old bay seasoning
- 6 uncooked flour tortillas
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup refried beans preferably with lime
- green onions and cilantro to garnish
In a large pan, heat oil on medium high heat until shimmery.
Add onions and pepper, cook until moderately browned- about 8 minutes.
Add shrimp and old bay seasoning, mix well.
As shrimp cooks, heat uncooked flour tortillas on a griddle pan until lightly browned and puffy, removing and setting aside in a foil pouch to keep warm as they cook.
When shrimp has cooked (about 6 minutes- shrimp will be pink and opaque), turn off heat.
Assemble tacos with beans, shrimp and fajita mixture, and top with cheese, cilantro and green onions.