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Although higher in cholesterol than
many other types of seafood, shrimp are low in saturated and total
fat, and can certainly be enjoyed as part of a low fat diet. These
low fat shrimp fajitas are a nice alternative to other popular
varieties such as beef or chicken.
4 whole wheat tortillas
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and
2 tsp canola oil
1 medium, onion sliced vertically
1 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and
cut into strips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap tortillas in foil, and warm them in oven for 15 minutes. Combine cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and garlic in a
glass bowl. Add shrimp. Stir well and marinate for 15 minutes. Heat oil in a large nonstick skill. Sauté onion and pepper for a 3-4 minutes, until softened.
Remove vegetables from skillet and keep warm. Add shrimp with the marinade; sauté until just pink, about
3 minutes. Return vegetables to the skillet. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, until heated thoroughly.
Spoon mixture on to warmed tortillas. Top with fat-free sour cream and salsa as desired.