Pea Soup With Crabmeat And A Balsamic Drizzle

Pea soup with crabmeat and a balsamic drizzle is an awesome soup all year round. Also, It can make for a great dish for this Thanksgiving!

Split Pea Soup with Crab Meat And A Balsamic Drizzle

Trick or Treat
Smell My Feet
Give Me Something
Good To Eat
If You Don’t
I Don’t Care
I’ll Pull Down Your Underwear!

That’s not very nice! Wait now that I think of it, as an adult, that doesn’t sound like such a bad thing…
Well today I’m gonna give you something good to eat. Then we can discuss this whole underwear situation.
Well guess what? The Fucking Fab Food Bloggers are back!

What? Not The Fucking Fab Food Bloggers!

The same! This time we have a new theme, make a recipe inspired by a horror movie. The rules are loose and it didn’t have to be scary, just Halloween themed.

Well, What’s Pea Soup Gotta Do With Horror Movies?

Ohhh, so let me explain! OK, well originally, I was going to do something inspired by Zombieland maybe Twinkie Shots. I found a recipe I was going to modify until I got to the liquor store and found that Cake Vodka is expensive and I’m probably going to never need it for anything else. So I said fuck it! Gotta think of something else.

But What About Rule #32?!

Enjoy the Little Things

We can still enjoy the little things! Peas are little things!

Anyway, I needed another plan because it was like 4 days ago when I ex-nayed the akecay odkavay. So, new plan. I was listening to Welcome to Nightvale when I got the idea for Glow Cloud Cotton Candy!

All Hail The Glow Cloud!

All Hail The Glow Cloud
All Hail.
But alas! My cotton candy machine is broken. Also, I don’t own a cotton candy machine. DAMMIT!
Then yesterday you know what came on the ol’ television? A heartwarming tale of a little demon who could! Pazuzu just want’s to rise above the odds and leave the underworld, so he enlists the aid of a little girl and hijinks ensue! That’s right, I’m talking about The Exorcist.

What?! What The Hell Does That Have To Do With Pea Soup?!

You remember the scene when a possessed Linda Blair pukes up weird green goo onto the priest?

Well you know what that goo really was? Pea soup! And today I’m going to show you how to make Pea Soup with Crabmeat and a Balsamic Drizzle. It doesn’t taste like the vomit of an evil, ancient, Babylonian deity, I swear!

That Sounds AMAZING! What Did The Other Bloggers Make?



Look it’s me! I did a thing!

Ny Foodgasm

NY Foodgasm

Evil Dead Velvet Pie

Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine

Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine

Redrum Cocktail

Big Flavors From A Tiny Kitchen

Big Flavors From A Tiny Kitchen

Ghost with the Most Sweet Potato Ravioli

It’s #Blogoween, Bitches!

That’s right!

Well I feel like I’ve been building this thing up enough so lets get to it!

It’s a fairly simple recipe and the first step is to chop some onions and mince some garlic. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 10 minutes. Add the peas, stir, and cook for 3 more minutes. Add the water, salt, and pepper and stir. Bring the soup to a boil and then immediately turn down low. Cover the pot with a tight fitting lid and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the basil and bust out your immersion blender!

I’ve told you guys before to buy an immersion blender for this very purpose. It’s so much easier than the alternative method of pureeing it in a blender in batches. I love the Cuisinart one on amazon and they are not paying me to say that. (although that is an affiliate link and I get a little cash if you buy through my link!) Just stick it in, turn it on, an let the magic happen!

Just Like My Favorite Neck Massager!

I’m not going to dignify that with a response. Well the soup is pretty much done! Add additional salt and pepper to taste. To serve, place soup in bowls with lump crabmeat in the center. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar over it and serve hot!


Currently Jamming To

Werewolf Bar Mitzvah spooky scary! Boys becoming men, men becoming wooooooooooolves!

Pea Soup with Basil, Crabmeat, and a Balsamic Drizzle

Sweet Pea and Basil Soup. Inspired by the Exorcist, it's an awesome soup. It can also be great soup for Thanksgiving!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Matthew Cetta


  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Large Onions Chopped
  • 3 Large Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 40 Ounces of Frozen Sweet Peas thawed
  • 6 Cups of Water
  • 3 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Basil Tightly Packed
  • 1 Pound Cooked Crabmeat
  • Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy bottommed saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes.
  3. Add peas and stir. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add the water, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the basil and purée with an immersion blender.
  6. Serve in individual bowls with crabmeat in the center. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Recipe Notes

This soup freezes well. Before adding the crabmeat, just freeze it and use it whenever you need a quick meal!

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8 comments on “Pea Soup With Crabmeat And A Balsamic Drizzle

  1. LOVE this! The soup is so vibrant, and the crab goes so beautifully with it. Plus, Linda Blair vomit. What more could a girl ask for on Halloween!?

    • You could ask for a neck massager 😉

  2. You had me laughing the whole way down… and I am glad you didn’t really go into the underwear situation. Your split pea soup is a much more gourmet than what Linda spewed and MUCH prettier! I would totally eat this and I fucking love crab!

    • I was thinking of making it look all splashy, like it’s just been spewed fresh from the demon’s mouth. But I was in a classy mood I suppose.

  3. I LOVE this! And your blog is so funny, the photos are amazing… Plus the Exorcist rules. Great job!

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