How to Make the Ultimate Umami-Bomb Vegetarian Demi-Glace
1 medium shallot, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup walnut oil
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Four 1-inch-thick boneless steaks (about 7 ounces each)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 Belgian endives, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
1 pound escarole, torn into bite-size pieces
4 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
In a small nonreactive saucepan, combine the shallot, rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in the vinegar and mustard. Whisk in the walnut oil and vegetable oil. Arrange the steaks on a nonreactive baking sheet, pour 1/4 cup of the dressing on top and turn to coat. Let marinate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Toast the walnuts for about 3 minutes, or until fragrant.
Preheat the broiler. Warm the remaining dressing over low heat; keep warm. Broil the steaks for about 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for 2 minutes.
Toss the endives, escarole, Roquefort and walnuts with the dressing and mound on 4 plates. Cut each steak diagonally across the grain into 5 slices and arrange on the salads.