Freezing the shrimp, onions, peppers, and seasonings in the same ziplock bag not only makes this fajita dish come together faster, it also acts as a marinade, intensifying the flavor. To maximize freezer space, lay the prepared bags flat in a single layer in the freezer; when frozen, stack bags to save room. Before broiling, make sure the mixture is completely thawed with no icy chunks, which will water down the dish.

Robby Melvin

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
refrigerate:
1 hr
total:
15 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Toss together shrimp, bell peppers, onion, jalapeño, cumin, chile powder, and garlic powder in a large bowl.To cook now: Preheat oven to high broil with rack positioned 6 inches from heat source. Arrange mixture on a rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with oil. Broil in preheated oven until shrimp is cooked through and mixture is tender and slightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes to cook evenly. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, salt, and black pepper; drizzle with lime juice. Serve in bowls on top of rice with avocado, pico de gallo, lime wedges, and cilantro leaves for garnish.To freeze for later: Place mixture into a large ziplock plastic freezer bag. Flatten, seal, and freeze up to 3 months.To thaw and cook: Thaw overnight in refrigerator or at room temperature 1 hour. Preheat oven to high broil with rack positioned 6 inches from heat source. Break up any clumps of thawed shrimp mixture (some pieces may still be slightly frozen). Arrange mixture on a rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with oil. Broil in preheated oven until shrimp is cooked through and mixture is tender and slightly browned, 9 to 11 minutes, stirring every 4 minutes to cook evenly. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, salt, and black pepper; drizzle with lime juice. Serve in bowls on top of rice with avocado, pico de gallo, lime wedges, and cilantro leaves for garnish.

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