AAUW After Party Wrap Up

aauw home tourThe AAUW After Party wrapped up Sunday evening with great food, wine and general merriment. The executive chefs from Sub-Zero Wolf once again put on a great show and provided some wonderful treats to enjoy while we discussed the beautiful homes featured on the tour.
As the chefs cooked in the working kitchen vignettes of the Normandy Showroom, we frequently found them teaching about the amazing dishes they were preparing to partygoers who were eager to learn how to replicate them in their own homes.(As a side note: we were able to secure the recipe for the Roasted Corn Salad, great news for fans of this amazing dish) Some of the delicious hits of the evening included a Corn Chowder Soup, the Blue Cheese Steak Bites, and the Cake Pops.

The evening finished with the raffle as Michele Vickery, Co-Branch President of AAUW announced the lucky winners.

Normandy is proud to participate once again in the AAUW annual fundraiser. The AAUW does such great work helping women right here in our community. If you would like more information about the AAUW, visit their website by clicking here.

AAUW 2011 After Party Roasted Corn Salad Recipe

This was one of the favorite dishes at the 2011 AAUW Home Tour After Party.  The chefs at Sub-Zero Wolf were gracious enough to share their recipes with us so that partygoers can prepare this dish at home.  Enjoy!

Roasted Corn Salad


4 cups Roasted Sweet Corn

2 cups Blanched Asparagus

2 cups Heirloom Tomatoes

1 cup Thick Hardwood Smoked Bacon Cooked and Diced

¼ Unsalted Butter

Kosher Salt

Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

This is a very easy recipe the key is to cook off all components prior to serving. Then the assembly and plating can be done as needed at the dish is delivered fresh and warm.

Roasting the corn – place eight cleaned ears of corn in a roasting pan and cover lightly with unsalted butter, kosher salt, and pepper. Roast in an oven at 350° on convection roast for forty-five minutes until the corn becomes golden brown. Remove from oven allow to cool then cut kernels from the ear. Reserve and allow to cool.

To Blanche Asparagus – take Asparagus stalks and trim the bottoms up to the point where the stalks are a rich green. Using a stockpot bring 8 cups of water to boil. When the water is at a steady boil drop in Asparagus, cook for 2 minutes. Drain the water and immediately put the Asparagus in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Pat dry with a towel and slice the asparagus into small disks on the bias. Reserve the tips for garnishing.

Dice an assortment of Heirloom tomatoes into small dice. Hold for plating. Cook bacon and dice.

To assemble the dish in a large sauté pan bring ¼ cup butter to medium heat – you want the butter to begin browning slightly. Add in Corn and Asparagus blend together while warming the vegetables. Cook for five minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat, blend in tomatoes, and plate the salad. Garnish with bacon and Asparagus tips – Salt and Pepper to taste.

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