Recipes

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

Cake Noodles Recipe

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

Lilikoi Bars

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

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Vegan Recipes

vegan recipes
Delicious recipes for vegan mac & cheese, lu‘au leaf w/ roasted garlic dip, vegan nut cream, garlic mash potatoes with vegan gravy, and kabocha pie.

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 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.

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.

Olive Oil Monchong

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

Stuck on Kiawe

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

Coconut Cream Filling

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

Ahi Poke by Chef Ikaika Manaku

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

The Great Pohole Challenge

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

Tomahawk Steak

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

Opakapaka & Mango Ceviche

This light and flavorful raw fish appetizer is a favorite at Mama's Fish House.

Banana Bread

banana bread recipe
Javi Barberi shares the recipe for Breakwall Shave Ice's rich and creamy Banana Bread with Lilikoi Cream Cheese.

The Pie That Binds

Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.

Chicken Tinola

chicken tinola
Our dining editor shares a recipe from a Big Island cook for chicken tinola, a soup-based dish from the Philippines.

Prime Rib au Jus

Prime Rib au Jus recipe
Mahalo to Island Gourmet Markets for this tantalizing prime rib recipe.

Pickled Green Papaya

green papaya achara
After it's ready, you can save Achara for up to 6 months in jars in the refrigerator. Use it as a relish on sandwiches, or add it to lettuce wraps. The extra vinegar mixture can be used as a base in marinades and salad dressings.

Breadfruit Nog

ulu egg nog
Ross Steidel of Perfect Pour Maui created two versions of ‘ulu nog: one with eggs and cream, one vegan.

Swiss Meringues

swiss meringues recipe
These meringues are great for decorative accents in dishes like a traditional Buche de Noel.

Pineapple Salsa

Maui pineapple fields
Laureen Jensen of Haliimaile Pineapple Company shares her recipe for pineapple salsa.

Homemade Portuguese Sausage

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

Poke for days (literally) + poke recipe

poke
This local-style staple is making waves across the Pacific—but the best spot to enjoy poke will always be here in Hawaiʻi. One West Maui eatery is honoring our poke traditions with a tasty twist on "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Crab Cannelloni Recipe

Taverna Restaurant Maui
Contrasting flavors of creamy cheesiness and bright, fresh tomatoes dazzle your taste buds in this recipe for Taverna’s Maui Crab Cannelloni / Manicotti.

Big Island Abalone Congee

abalone congee
Serve this recipe for Big Island Abalone Congee garnished with crumbled nori.

Crab-crusted Monchong

crab crusted monchong recipe
Pacific Rim flavors permeate this dish, with furikake flakes mixed into the crabmeat topping.

Braised Kobe Beef Short Ribs

braised kobe beef short ribs
This sumptuous short rib entree was served at the 2011 Aipono Awards Gala.

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.

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