Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas are sizzling hot from the oven with succulent shrimp, bell peppers, onions, and a side of Roasted Jalapeño Crema. Throw everything on a sheet pan, whip up a simple homemade sauce, and you will have a tasty meal in less than 30 minutes!
What's for dinner? Oh, just some seasoned shrimp, tender bell peppers, and onions on a warm, fluffy tortilla with a side of roasted jalapeno avocado cream sauce!
A sizzling skillet of fajitas is a head turner at every Mexican restaurant. Well tonight, it is on the menu... at home! If you are intimidated at the thought of replicating this Tex-Mex classic, don't worry!
I am going to show you how to make a restaurant-quality meal from the comfort of your own kitchen.
But I promise that it is NOT as complex as it sounds. It's actually not complex at all. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas are easy to prepare and have a no-fuss cleanup.
Fajitas are a beloved Mexican dish often served in Tex-Mex restaurants. The term originated among Mexican ranch workers living in West Texas.
These workers were sometimes partially paid in meat. They were given a less desirable cut of the butchered steer. Traditionally, the term fajitas referenced this meat known as skirt steak.
However, today fajitas have evolved into the concept of any cooked marinated meat that is served on a tortilla. Hence the delicious creation that is this Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas with Roasted Jalapeño Crema.
Often fajitas are served on a sizzling hot plate, loaded with veggies.
Before cooking, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Next pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel in order to soak up any excess moisture. Then add it to a large bowl.
Combine the fajita seasonings (chili powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and smoked paprika) in a bowl. After whisking the spices, add them to the shrimp. Then season with salt and pepper as desired.
Next spread the shrimp out onto a baking sheet and add sliced peppers, jalapeños, and onions. Drizzle olive oil on top and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
Once the pan is out of the oven, remove the jalapeños from the baking sheet and add them to a food processor along with avocado, sour cream, garlic, cilantro, salt, and lemon juice. Then just, pulse until smooth.
Finally, serve alongside warm tortillas.
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