Tuna Steak

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Dinner on the Table in 10 Minutes
We went to New York Times food writer Mark Bittman, whose article "101 Simple Meals Ready in Ten Minutes or Less" struck a chord with time-strapped readers. They flooded the newspaper's website, says Bittman, author of the book How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. "It was the most e-mailed article of the month. I got great feedback and terrific ideas from people all over the world." Here—just for O readers—is one more simple meal:

Combine 2/3 cup dark (red) miso, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste). Thin with enough sake to make the mixture pasty. Spread tuna steaks with this paste. Grill or broil until rare.