A simple skillet supper makes quick work of getting dinner on the table -- and sets you up for a future meal of pasta salad with feta cheese, chilled Asian noodles, or a flavorful frittata.

Source: Parents Magazine


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25 mins
25 mins
6 servings plus leftovers


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  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 Tbs. olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the sliced onion, 1/2 tsp. salt, cumin, and chili powder; saute until translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the peppers and another 1/2 tsp. salt; saute 5 to 8 more minutes or until peppers are soft. Transfer peppers and onions to a large bowl.

  • Return the skillet to heat and add remaining 2 Tbs. olive oil. Add the shrimp, toss to coat, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Cover, stirring halfway through, until shrimp are cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Add lime juice and stir, then stir in peppers and onions to warm through. Serve with warm tortillas, avocado slices, and sour cream.

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Prep peppers and onions up to three days ahead and store in an airtight container till dinner.

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; fat 16g; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 32g; insoluble fiber 8g; sugars 6g; protein 19g; sodium 408mg.