Friday, March 28, 2008

How do you say Shrimp in Spanish?

I'm just joking. After working as a waitress in Southern California for a million years, I know how to say most every food in Spanish.

Another one of my "lazy dinners" is fajitas (pronounced fah-hee-tahs and not fa-Jie-tahs as one of my customers tried to order). Since its been busy this week, I'll let you in on a couple of my favorites.

I love love love shrimp fajitas. Most of the time I just grill some shrimp with a little salt and pepper and serve them with the quintessential guacamole.
This week I wanted to spice it up a bit, so I kept throwing stuff into the skillet until it became a hot spicy shrimp fiesta.

Adobo shrimp fajitas
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 can diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp adobo sauce
1 lb large shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1) Heat vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
2) Reduce heat to medium low, stir in tomatoes and adobo sauce. Simmer uncovered for 3 min.
3) Add shrimp and simmer until shrimp are cooked through, about 4 minutes.
4) Season with salt. Serve with guacamole and warmed corn tortillas.
Serves 5.
Each serving has:
Calories 126.0
Total Fat 4.4 g
Cholesterol 137.8 mg
Sodium 144.3 mg
Potassium 170.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.2 g
Protein 18.7 g


  1. Me gusta mucho fajitas de camarones.

  2. shrimp fiesta! it sounds like a party in one's mouth. love it.

  3. Rob drives me mad when he calls them fah-jie-tas when he knows the right way to say it...

    anyways love the look of this! Fajitas are great for throwing together.

  4. Looks pretty easy to me - why haven't I made these before?

  5. as much as i love shrimp, i've only ever made chicken or beef fajitas at home. hmmm, maybe i'll have to try this....