Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Fajitas with Corn and Mushrooms

2018-04-12
  • Yield : 4 to 6 servings
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 15m
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup torn cilantro
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 ears fresh corn, kernels removed
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Neutral oil, for oiling the grill grates
  • Warm tortillas, for serving
  • Suggested toppings: sliced pickled jalapenos, lime wedges, tomatillo salsa, chopped red onions

Method

Step 1

For the sweet and spicy marinade: Put the olive oil, cilantro, honey, lime juice, thyme, garlic, jalapenos, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper in a food processor and pulse to puree. Transfer the mixture to a nonreactive container, add the shrimp and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before cooking

Step 2

For the corn and mushrooms: Heat the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, cumin, corn kernels, poblano and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook until the corn is light brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in the scallions and lime juice and season with salt. Set aside.

Step 3

Prepare a grill for medium-high heat and brush the grill grates with oil.

Step 4

Grill the shrimp until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.

Step 5

Serve with the warm tortillas and toppings.

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