Shrimp Fajitas

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A seafood version of an otherwise well known meat dish.  The name "fajitas" refers to the type of meat used in the traditional version
Recipe By: Mission Foods
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  • Serves 6

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup lime juice
    • 1/2 cup tequila
    • 2 garlic cloves; minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 lb raw, peeled and deveined medium shrimp
    • 10 flour tortillas
    • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 large bell pepper; cut into strips
    • 1 large onion; cut into strips
    • Fresh lime wedges

Instructions

In a glass bowl or baking dish, combine 1/2 cup oil, lime juice, tequila, garlic, salt, chili powder, and cumin. Blend well. Add chicken, cover, and marinate in refrigerator about 20 - 30 minutes. Do NOT marinate for longer or the lime will "cook" the shrimp. Drain, set aside.

Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes while preparing fajitas.

In a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat, heat 3 tablespoons oil. Add bell pepper and onion and cook about 2- 3 minutesAdd shrimp and stir for 2 minutes more. Shrimp is done when it turns bright pink. Spoon mixture on a plate and garnish with fresh lime wedges.

To Serve
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the shrimp mixture into a warm flour tortilla. Fold in half and serve hot.
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