I have a question about the recipe "Justin Burdett's Chilled English Pea Soup with Garlic Cream & Pickled Ramps" from Genius Recipes. How far in advance can the soup and cream be made?
In my experience, the fragile joy of fresh English peas is very ephemeral and fades quickly. While I've not made this particular recipe, I've handled English peas in many other dishes and I'd make the soup itself the day it is to be served. It is noteworthy that only the peas are blanched, all the other ingredients are raw.
The garlic cream on the other hand looks like it could be made a day or two in advance with not too much loss of quality. Again, this is based on other cooked cream dishes I have made before.
The pickled ramps must clearly be made at least a day before, if not 2-3 days.
I recommend you read the comments on the recipe page very carefully. The recipe does appear to use an enormous amount of salt in the salted water ice bath. Instead of using the recipes 1/4 cup, I'd probably scale this back down to 2-3 tablespoons and go by taste. You can't remove salt, but it is easy to add.
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