Fin's Barometer Soup

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by drhousespcatcher

created by Fins Head Chef Mark Miranda, directly from the Bawlmer PHC newsletter [Jungle Drums, vol 1, no. 3] By the Squid

Top Review by minnow3

I was skeptical about the unusual mix of ingredients, but it was delicious! I did not have crab base and I imagine if I did it would have been even better. (I will freeze all my crab boil broth in the future) It was fairly easy to prepare My parrothead friends loved it too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 mango (diced)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 lb backfin crab meat
  • 16 ounces dried split peas
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 plantains
  • 1 cup crab base
  • 1 gallon water
  • 12 cup caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 red onion (Bermuda)
  • cornstarch, to thicken (about 1 cup diluted in water)


  1. Dice all vegetables & fruits.
  2. In a large pot, saute vegetables in 1 cup oil.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Simmer about 1.5 hours.
  5. Thicken with cornstarch diluted in water to the consistency you like.
  6. [The recipe is for a party sized pot (serves about 12-16)].

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