Have you ever moved a glass table? A really heavy one!

Well, we just added that to our bucket list just like building a fence.

Yesterday on our afternoon walk with Jax a neighbor came out to us and asked for a favor. Her family is moving and needed some furniture moved. She mentioned that there was this glass table that needed to be moved outside for the movers to get.  So we walked into her house unsure of what to expect and turned the corner to see this huge glass table. She said this is the table that needs to be moved. She warned us that it was really heavy. Heavy does not even truly describe how heavy it really was. All three of us grabbed the table and managed to get it outside. In one piece.

Then she said there is one more glass tabletop to be moved. This one was a little smaller but just as heavy. We helped her move that one too. She thanked us and we continued our walk. The rest of the walk we talked about how we were both so scared of dropping the glass pieces. We both kept telling ourselves – don’t drop this. Our hands were shaking, our arms were dead but we felt good that we were able to help a fellow neighbor out.  It’s amazing how heavy glass is.  We now know that we never want a glass table in our house. Sure it may look nice, but we aren’t sure if it’s really worth it. We like furniture that we can move without hurting ourselves 😉

Moving on…

When it comes to dinner sometimes you just want something quick and healthy.

Quick easy one pot cuban skillet dish for one.

one pot shrimp cuban plantain dish

Something that you can whip up in no time. Something that tastes good too!

A dish full of flavor and color.

one pot plantain dish purelytwins

cuban one pot plantain shrimp dish purelytwins

Quick easy meal for one!

A dish made in about 20 minutes!

healthy quick easy meal for one purelytwins

We also love being able to make a healthy meal in 20 minutes or less.

This dish was inspired by our love for plantains and fresh real foods. We love Cuban flavored dishes.  We knew we had to create one at home for us to enjoy. This meal is so simple and can be customized to fit your individual taste.

Here is your one pot cuban shrimp skillet dish.

one pot cuban skillet dish

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 1 meal

serves 1

one pot cuban skillet dish

A quick healthy dinner that is made in under 20 minutes. Made from real fresh foods to create a delicious cuban inspired meal.


  • 1 small plantain
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 5-7 pieces of shrimp
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • small handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil for cooking
  • optional: fresh garlic and/or green olives


  1. Peel plantain.
  2. Chop into slices.
  3. In a large skillet (we used a cast iron skillet) place 1 tablespoon coconut oil into skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add in chopped plantain slices. Cook for about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Next add in sliced peppers and shrimp.
  6. Continue to cook.
  7. Add in lime juice and spices.
  8. Next add in fresh tomatoes. Continue to cook for a few more minutes.
  9. Cook until shrimp is cooked all the way through.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Place one pot dish into a bowl and top with fresh cilantro.
  12. Enjoy.

This meal would be perfect after a day of moving!

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17 thoughts on “one pot cuban skillet dish

  1. This looks so colorful and fresh. Shrimp is one of my fave seafood!

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:02 am
    1. thanks Jojo, we love shrimp too! Always makes for a fast meal!

      Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:08 am
  2. YUM! This looks delicious and not too hard either. I always get intimidated when it comes to cooking shrimp at home though… lol

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:21 am
    1. we used to be like that, sometimes we overcook them 😉 oops! haha

      Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:09 am
  3. YUM! This looks delicious. I haven’t cooked with shrimp in quite some time – it’s time to bring it back!

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:45 am
    1. yes!! 😉

      Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm
  4. I’m on board with anything that has cilantro in it and made in one pot. Looks delightful!!

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:56 am
    1. thanks Georgia, we forgot how much we like cilantro 🙂

      Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
  5. now THIS is up my alley girls!!!!!!!!!! such a Meg meal 😀 definitely the meal that gets me most excited out of all the ones you’ve posted 😀 i leave friday and have no plantains on hand, but will make this when i get back! yummmmmmmm

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm
  6. you ladies have me hooked on plantains! i love shrimp too, so i am cannot wait to try this combo. looks fabulous!

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm
  7. That looks delicious. Must try it asap!

    Lorri, be careful with the heavy heavy lifting! Biggest threat to pregnancy!

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm
    1. Thank you, but I do not really lift that heavy. I am very careful with my workouts 😉

      Posted on April 24, 2014 at 8:47 am
  8. ooh YES.
    except here maybe about 15-17 pieces of the shrimp!!

    Posted on April 24, 2014 at 7:07 am
    1. Carla oh yes more shrimp the better!

      Posted on April 24, 2014 at 8:47 am