Prawn and Vegie Fajitas

Serves many Prep Time 20 minutes   Cook Time 30 minutes   Rated:


A fajita is a Tex-Mex dish that typically consists of grilled or sautéed strips of seasoned protein (commonly beef, chicken, prawns, or pork) served with sautéed onions and capsicums/bell peppers. These ingredients are often cooked together on a hot skillet or under a grill to impart a smoky flavor and create a sizzling presentation. Smoke is preferred!

Fajitas are served with warm flour tortillas, allowing everyone to assemble their own wraps by filling the tortillas with the cooked meat, onions, peppers, and various accompaniments such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. They are really a great way to entertain a large crowd, the more toppings and fillings you have, the easier it is to feed many and you really do all the work beforehand, so then you can enjoy the guests!

We do have loads of other Tex Mex options on this site, do a deep dive into some of these and be amazed:

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Mole Sauce

Mexican Prawn Cocktail

Spicy Mexican Salsa

Mexican Egg Breakfast

Elote Mexican Corn on the Cob

The Chosen Juan (Mexican Mule)

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If you are making your own tortillas, do this well in advance of serving. They do take a little time but are totally worth it!


Preheat the oven to a very high temperature, at least 220°C fan forced if possible. Drizzle a large baking dish with EVOO. (We used cast iron for its heat conducting qualities as well as the fact you can serve straight off it.)


Place all the 'prawn' ingredients onto the dish and sprinkle with the Picante spice mix and salt flakes. Drizzle with more EVOO.


Cook until everything is charring, sizzling and fragrant and the prawns are fully cooked. This may take up to 20 minutes.


Throw the chopped coriander and spring onions on top, add the grilled limes, juicing one of them over the entire dish, and serve with all the accompaniments whilst as hot as possible.


You could also have grated cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream or our Chipotle cream on the side as well. So many options!

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