Grilled Shrimp & Tomatillo Fajitas

grilled shrimp and tomatillo fajitas
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  • 4Servings


  • 1/2 pound tomatillos -- husked, rinsed and halved
  • 2 bunches scallions, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 pound frozen peeled and deveined small shrimp, thawed
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican hot sauce, such as Cholula
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high.

In a large bowl, toss the tomatillos and scallions with 1 tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill until tender and lightly charred, 8 to 10 minutes; transfer to a cutting board and roughly chop.

In a medium bowl, mix the chipotles, garlic and the remaining 1 tbsp. oil; season. In another large bowl, toss half the chipotle mixture with the shrimp. Thread the shrimp onto skewers (soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes before cooking) and grill until charred in spots and opaque in the center, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Slide the shrimp off the skewers and into the bowl with the remaining chipotle mixture; toss.

Grill the tortillas until charred in spots, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and hot sauce. Serve the shrimp with the tortillas, vegetables, spicy mayonnaise and lime.