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'My Father's Daughter': Gwyneth Paltrow's Grilled Tuna Rolls

[Photographs: Ellen Silverman]

Have you ever found yourself with an unexpected group of hungry guests and nothing planned for lunch? Well, you're not alone. Actress, country singer, blogger and new cookbook author Gwyneth Paltrow has found herself in the very same situation, proving that even celebrities find themselves in awkward spots. These Grilled Tuna Rolls from My Father's Daughter came into being as an impromptu summer lunch, when Paltrow found herself having to feed a crowd with just a few tuna steaks and a bag of hot dog buns on hand.

Briefly marinated in an Asian-inspired mix of miso, rice wine vinegar, and agave (Paltrow doesn't do white sugar), tuna steaks are grilled, thinly sliced and served on charred hot dog buns with leaves of butter lettuce and a sweet and spicy Shallot and Cilantro Vinaigrette, that if you let sit for an hour pickles the shallot slices and works as a dressing and a condiment. Whether or not this story holds water is anyone's guess, but as a simple summer sandwich, these Grilled Tuna Rolls are great.

We have five (5) copies of My Father's Daughter to give away this weekend.

Adapted from My Father's Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow. Copyright © 2011. Published by Grand Central Life & Style. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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