Grilled Shrimp Fajitas with Tequila Lime Peppers

One of our favorite dinners is fajitas.  We even order fajitas when we visit local restaurants.  I was thinking how could I increase the flavor and add that special something to my basic fajitas.  Out came the tequila, lime and various spices, the results were terrific.  I hope you give this recipe a try.  “Provecho”

Grilled Shrimp Fajitas

 

Grilled Shrimp Fajitas with Tequila Lime Peppers
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
  2. 3 bell peppers, sliced, various colors
  3. 1/2 red onion, sliced into thin strips
  4. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1/2 lime
  6. 3 tablespoons tequila
  7. Spice Mix - 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust amount to taste), 1 teaspoon chili powder
  8. Tortillas
  9. Condiments - sour cream, salsa, sliced avocado, grated cheese
Instructions
  1. Prepare Spice mix
  2. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Add peppers and onion, stir in 1 teaspoon of seasoning mix. Cook for approx. 10 minutes stirring frequently until peppers blacken slightly and become soft. Add tequila and squeeze 1/2 of lime over peppers. Add lime piece to peppers and continue cooking over medium low heat for approx. 8 minutes. (The rind of the lime will add additional flavor to the peppers) Stir frequently.
  3. While the peppers are cooking, prepare the shrimp. Thread the shrimp on skewers prior to grilling. Brush the shrimp skewers with olive oil and sprinkle with spice mix. Grill shrimp over medium high heat, turn after 4 minutes. Grill temperatures differ, shrimp will be done when white and firm, do not overcook or the shrimp will become tough.
  4. Serve with tortillas and selected condiments.
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