Quick and easy, the best homemade fresh tomato basil sauce ever with garlic shrimp and red pepper flakes!
Add the red pepper flakes, diced tomatoes and the halved cherry tomatoes. Let them to simmer on low flame until they start to release their juices (3-5 min). Season to your taste with the sea salt.
Add the cleaned shrimp, cover with a lid and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or so, until no longer translucent, slightly pink and curls up.
Add the squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest. Adjust seasoning with the salt and pepper then add the the capellini to coat nicely in the sauce.
Basil blossoms were a nice finishing touch here because I just happened to have them. You can garnish with garlic or onion chives and flowers as well.
Shrimp is optional here so you can make this vegan or vegetarian by simply leaving the seafood out of the recipe.