Recipes

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

Pickled Onion

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

Mushroom Dumplings Recipe

mushroom dumplings
Try this recipe for shrimp and wood ear mushroom dumplings.

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.

Bele Under Wraps

bele spinach
Becky sources fresh bele, aka Tongan spinach, and uses it for breakfast.

Stuck on Kiawe

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

Catch a Cocktail at the Marlin Bar

Marlin Bar and Mai Tai
Stop by Tommy Bahama’s Marlin Bar for a special slice of paradise.

Food All Day Wong

fish and eggs
At Papa‘aina, chef Lee Anne Wong delights every appetite.

Banana Lumpia

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

Obachan’s Backyard Koko

pickling ingredients
This recipe provides approximately 2 quarts and needs 2-4 days for fermentation.

Macadamia-nut-crusted Brie

brie
Chef Honda shows how to brown—not melt—the Brie. Honey-drenched Brie qualifies as pupu or dessert. Coat with mac nuts ground as fine as panko crumbs.

Chicken Hekka

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

The Pie That Binds

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

Cake Noodles Recipe

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

Opakapaka & Mango Ceviche

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

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.

Sashimi Recipe

best sashimi recipes
Mahalo to Chef Cameron Lewark for this sashimi recipe.

Pineapple Salsa

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

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

best ahi poke recipe
Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill

Olive Oil Monchong

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

Masters of Mixology 2016

guava cocktail
Eight locally-made cocktail recipes to savor.

Coffee Challenge + 3 Amazing Recipes!

pork tacos Four Season Wailea Maui
Get 3 amazing recipes: Black Sesame Doughnuts, Malasadas with MALA Mocha Sauce, and Hawaiian Coffee-rubbed Pork Tacos with Mango-Coffee BBQ Sauce!

Birds of a Feather: The Birdcage Bar & Lounge

Fly by night cocktail
No matter what your druthers, the Birdcage Bar and Lounge at Hotel Wailea can deliver.

Holiday Potluck

holiday potluck feast
Our annual Holiday Test Kitchen stays close to home this year.

Coconut Cloud Martini

coconut cloud martini
Create the ultimate tropical indulgence at home with this recipe!

Rye Whiskey Cocktails

rye whiskey cocktail recipe
Rye whiskey is an American spirit with a history as old as the United States. More than two centuries later, rye is still sprouting up on Maui in cocktails with tropical fruit and syrups.

Macadamia-Nut-Crusted Mahimahi

mac nut crusted mahimahi
Another delicious recipe from Chef Tylun Pang's "What Maui Likes To Eat."

Banana Bread

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

Island Recipes

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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.