This is the path to perfect weeknight shrimp – The Denver Post

By Melissa Clark, The New York Times

For the occasional shrimp eater, it can be hard to get past the scampi trap.

After all, if you’re not cooking shrimp very often, why stray from it? With its buttery, garlicky, wine-kissed sauce, shrimp scampi is arguably the most perfect way to savor the crustaceans.

But, as excellent as the combination of shrimp, butter and garlic may be, it does lack one quintessentially shrimp-friendly ingredient: juicy ripe tomatoes. And adding a handful of small Sungolds (or other cherry tomatoes) to your skillet — along with plenty of that garlic and butter — makes for a bright, full-flavored meal that’s speedy and complex.