Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower, Claire Spollen
Sweet shrimp is ideal for spicy dishes like this. If you want just a light lick of heat, use 1/4 teaspoon red pepper. If you prefer more fire, go for 1/2 teaspoon (or more).
1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta. Cook according to package directions; drain.
2. Sprinkle shrimp with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer shrimp to a plate.
3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and crushed red pepper; cook 3 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in shrimp and cheese; cook 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in basil and lemon juice. Place about 1 cup pasta in each of 4 bowls; divide shrimp mixture evenly over pasta.