Recipes

Hungry? Check this page for island-inspired recipes from Maui chefs and culinary stars. You won’t be disappointed.

Savoring the Burn

chili pepper water
Locals splash chili pepper water on just about anything, but the origin of this ubiquitous Hawai‘i condiment remains a mystery.

Green Dragon Roll

green dragon sushi roll
Maybe the best maki sushi you've ever tasted!

Pickled Onion

pickled onions recipe
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this pickled onion recipe.

Duo’s Tofu Scramble

tofu scramble
Hungry for an indulgent yet guilt-free breakfast? Skinny up to a Southwestern-style tofu scramble.

Chicken Hekka

chicken hekka
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this chicken hekka recipe.

Cake Noodles Recipe

A delicious Tylun Pang recipe for cake noodles with veggie stir fry.

Banana Lumpia

banana lumpia
Mahalo to Chef Tylun Pang for this yummy recipe for banana lumpia.

The Great Pohole Challenge

Pohole Pancetta and Roasted Tomato Pasta
Five award-winning chefs share recipes featuring pohole (fiddlehead fern).

Homemade Portuguese Sausage

Portugese Sausage
Learn how to make homemade Portuguese sausage with this recipe from our dining editor.

Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef

Korean short ribs
What’s a local boy doing in a Ruth’s Chris kitchen?

Olive Oil Monchong

best monchong recipe
This tasty recipe by Chef Joey Macadangdang won two awards at the 2014 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Ginger-steamed Kahuku-farmed Moi Recipe

steamed moi lup cheong
Ginger-steamed Kahuku-farmed Moi with Chinese Sausage, Ginger, Green Onions, Chinese Parsley, Soy, and Sizzling Peanut Oil.

Lilikoi Bars

Start drooling... this sweet recipe from The Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook will stir your passions!

Stuck on Kiawe

kiawe cocktail
Our thanks to Sunny Savage for sharing her recipe for this kiawe cooler.

Inasal: Grilled Vegetables & Meat

chef abby star noodle
This recipe recommends serving the grilled vegetables and meat with rice and green papaya salad.

Lime in the Coconut

fleetwood's lime coconut cocktail
Fleetwood's on Front St. — which tied for this year's Gold ʻAipono Award for Best Bar — shares a lime and coconut cocktail recipe just in time for summer.

Ahi Shoyu Poke

raw fish poke
Get this tasty recipe for ahi shoyu poke from Chef Chris Damskey at the Montage Kapalua Bay.

Squid Lū‘au Recipe

Use this recipe to make up to 50 portions as a side dish.

Ahi Bruschetta Recipe

Ahi Bruschetta recipe
Mark Ellman's ahi bruschetta wins Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine's "Best of the Fest" award at the 2012 Kapalua Wine and Seafood Festival. Learn how to make it.

Disco Mix Cocktail Recipes

boogie man cocktail recipe
Get three disco-inspired cocktail recipes from the 2019 'Aipono Awards Gala.

Teens Cook with Heart + RECIPE & VIDEO

Teens can Cook
Get a delicious recipe for Whole Wheat Pancakes from the American Heart Association’s Teens Cook with Heart competition.

Tomahawk Steak

steak chimichurri
Private Chef Riko Bartolome shares his recipe for his tomahawk steak accompanied by stuffed, tempura fried squash blossoms.

Ahi Poke by Chef Ikaika Manaku

Ikaika Manaku
In the kitchen with Mauka Makai's Chef Ikaika Manuku.

Farm to Glass: Cocktail Recipes

Haleakala sunrise cocktail
When it comes to finding ingredients for refreshing and flavorful cocktails, there’s no place like home.

Coconut Cream Filling

coconut cream filling
Coconut cream filling.... Mmmmmm!!!

Rib-eye Marinade

beef marinade recipe
Mahalo to Chef Craig Erickson of the Sea House Restaurant for this marinade recipe.

Kaua‘i Shrimp Recipe

Kauai shrimp recipe
Get an amazing recipe for Kaua‘i Shrimp Cedar-wrapped with Kula Herb-Garlic Butter and Sea Asparagus.

Island Recipes

Maui Restaurants

lilikoi passionfruit

A Passion for Liliko‘i

Lilikoʻi is the Hawaiian word for passion fruit. While lilikoʻi can be eaten raw, its naturally high acidity makes it perfect for blending into baked goods, frozen custards, and drinks.

Maui Dining & Food Stories