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Mexican Shrimp

5 from 1 vote
Created by Mariam E.
Made with nutritious and healthy ingredients, this Mexican Shrimp skillet makes the perfect weeknight dinnner recipe! Takes just 20 minutes to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb large shrimps peeled, size 16/20
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 3/4 cup black beans
  • 1 cup bell peppers diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil For searing shrimp and veggies.
  • Cilantro chopped, for garnishing
  • Lime wedges

Shrimp Marinade

  • 1 tbsp chili seasoning
  • 3 tbsps lime juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Place all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix to coat the shrimp really well with the marinade. You can let them marinade for 30 minutes if you have time. If not, you can still cook them right away.
  • After they marinate, heat up a cast iron skillet to medium heat and add some olive oil. Pan sear the shrimp for 3 minutes on both side, cooking a total of 6 minutes. Remove the shrimp and set aside in a bowl covered with aluminum foil.
  • Pan sear the cubed bell peppers with olive oil until tender. Add in the corn and bean and then give them a mix and continue cooking for another minute of two on low heat until the corn and beans heat up.
  • Add in the shrimp and mix everything together well. Cover and cook for 2-3 more minutes on low heat.
  • Remove and garnish with some fresh chopped cilantro and lime. Serve and enjoy!


  • Add different veggies like diced onions, diced tomatoes, zucchini or yellow squash.
  • Use lime instead of lemons. Limes give a delicious flavor along with chili seasoning.
  • Serve on tortillas along with some sliced avocadoes. Be sure to remove the tails if you are serving like tacos.
  • Cook without the tails if you are not a fan of taking them out while eating.
  • Add some chopped Jalapeños to spice it up.


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2362IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 4mg
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