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Olympian Simone Manuel's mom shares her favorite dish

by Vidya Rao / / Source: TODAY

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Simone Manuel
Swimmer Simone Manuel as a kid and her poses for photos at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit Monday, March 7, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California.Courtesy of Sharron Manuel, AP

Simone Manuel made history in Rio, becoming the first African American woman to win gold at an individual swimming event in the Olympics. She's also the first American woman to have won the women's 100 meter freestyle since 1984 AND she broke and Olympic record.

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Not only does she blast through barriers with her amazing performance, but she proves that pasta can do a body good. Her mom, Sharron, is originally from New Orleans, but raised Simone and her two older brothers in Texas. She gave us a recipe for the Cajun shrimp pasta dish that's a favorite of Simone's. Creamy, decadent and flavorful, if this if what it means to eat like an Olympian, we're ready to train!

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Sharron Manuel

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