How to Make the Ultimate Umami-Bomb Vegetarian Demi-Glace
1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 3-by-1/2-inch matchsticks
10 sage leaves
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 scallion, thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 400°. In a medium baking dish, combine the parsnips with the sage, butter and water and season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and roast for 25 minutes, until just tender. Uncover and roast for about 25 minutes longer, until the water has evaporated and the parsnips are browned in spots. Transfer the parsnips to a bowl and garnish with the scallion.