Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Thaw Time
1 Hour
Yield
Serves 4

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.

How to Make It

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.