Quick Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Spiced veggies, Canadian shrimp, and one sheet pan — it’s the ultimate convenient weeknight family meal. Because Canadian cold water shrimp is often available pre-cooked, it’s easy to simply reheat and add to your meals as a super-quick protein source. Try this recipe for a party with a topping bar for customized fajitas featuring favourites like shredded or crumbled cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream, avocado, tomato or corn salsa, cilantro, lime, and green onions.


  • 12 oz (340 g) peeled and deveined Canadian cold water shrimp (125–175 count), thawed and patted dry
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp (6 g) chili powder
  • 2 tsp (4 g) smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp (1 g) salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 each small red, green and yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup (150 g) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 small flour tortillas, warmed


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, orange juice concentrate, oil, chili powder, paprika, salt, and cayenne; remove 2 tbsp of the mixture to a small bowl. Add onion, peppers, and tomatoes to remaining mixture in a large bowl; toss to coat. Scrape mixture onto parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Add shrimp to the small bowl; toss to coat and set aside in refrigerator to marinate for 10 minutes.

  3. Bake in preheated 450°F (230°C) oven for 10 minutes; stir well. Bake until browned, tender, and slightly shrivelled; about 12 minutes.

  4. Stir shrimp mixture into vegetable mixture. Bake until heated through; about 2 minutes for pre-cooked shrimp or 5 minutes for raw.

  5. Serve shrimp and vegetables in tortillas with your favourite fajita toppings.

Chef's Tips

  • Wrap tortillas in foil and place on second rack of oven for 1 minute to warm them before serving.
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Health Benefits of Cold Water Shrimp

  • Immune & Skin Health: Cold water shrimp are an excellent source of zinc, which boosts the immune system and maintains healthy skin, as well as selenium, a potent antioxidant that guards against oxidative stress.
  • Bone & Muscle Wellness: This seafood provides a good source of magnesium, vital for muscle function, bone development, and energy metabolism.
  • Brain & Blood Development: A source of omega-3 fatty acids, cold water shrimp may support the physical development of the brain, eyes, and nerves in young children. It's also an excellent source of Vitamin B12, which aids in red blood cell formation.