Recipe courtesy of Ben Sargent
Episode: Maui
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 5 strips bacon, sliced
  • 1 leek, white part only, halved, thinly sliced and soaked
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 medium red bliss potatoes, diced
  • 1 whole roasted Hawaiian chile pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • Two 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 gray snapper, filleted and cubed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • Juice of 1 lime, plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, for garnish
  • Hollowed out watermelon bowls, for serving, optional

Directions

Heat a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium-high heat, and then add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and reserve. 

Add the leeks to the remaining bacon grease and cook until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the coriander, cayenne, potatoes, chiles and garlic. Mix until well incorporated and continue cooking until the potatoes start to brown, about 8 minutes. Once the potatoes are almost golden, add the wine, and using a wooden spoon, scrape up any bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pot. Cook the mixture until the wine has evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add 2 cups water, the orange juice, tomatoes and bouillon cube. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer, cooking until the potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. 

Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper, and then add to the soup and cook until the fish turns opaque and is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the reserved cooked bacon, lime juice and taste, adjusting the seasoning with salt and pepper as necessary. Remember the bacon will bring plenty of salt, so taste before adding too much. Garnish the soup with fresh parsley and orange zest and serve in watermelon bowls if desired!

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Dad's Hawaiian-Style Beef Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Umekes Hawaiian Style Poke

Recipe courtesy of Umekes

Emeril's Hawaiian Style Poke

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Geoduck Chowder

Clam Chowder

Mussel Chowder

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Clam Chowder

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Truffle Chowder

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Oyster Chowder

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1pm | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30pm | 12:30c

Emeril's Florida

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Cheap Eats

7pm | 6c

Cheap Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cheap Eats

8pm | 7c

Cheap Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Cheap Eats

9pm | 8c

Cheap Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cheap Eats

12am | 11c

Cheap Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Cheap Eats

1am | 12c

Cheap Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c