Recipes

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

Banana Lumpia

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

Masters of Mixology

mixology
Get 23 cocktail recipes in our latest edition of Maui Mixology!

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.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2018: Buono Festa!

Get tasty recipes in our annual Holiday Test Kitchen with a Maui chef.

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.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2017

holiday test kitchen 2017
Our Holiday Test Kitchen springs from a treasured collection of family recipes that Chef Tylun Pang wanted to share with the world.

Best of the Fest Winner 2018

Jason LaMotte, executive chef of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in The Shops at Wailea, earns the Gold Award for "Best of the Fest."

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.

Chicken Hekka

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

Japanese Cheesecake

lilikoi dessert
Japanese cheesecake served with fresh lilikoi. You can substitute other fruit toppings, such as Maui Gold pineapple or pink soursop.

Olive Oil Monchong

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

Powered by Poi

kalo field
Kalo, a legendary plant, has deep roots in Hawaiian culture.

Rooting for Turmeric

turmeric
Our dining editor explores the benefits of turmeric and shares her recipes.

Stuck on Kiawe

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

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.

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.

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.

The Pie That Binds

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

Masters of Mixology 2016

guava cocktail
Eight locally-made cocktail recipes to savor.

Ooey Gooey Chia Brownies

chia seed brownies
These gluten-free treats require no baking.

Lilikoi Bars

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

Big Island Abalone Congee

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

Cake Noodles Recipe

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

Hamachi Carpaccio

Hamachi Carpaccio
This recipe uses a Vitamix and 8 ounces of hamachi (amberjack).

Lemon-Macadamia Olive Oil Cake

lemon macadamia cake recipe
Featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Macadamia Nut Rum Glaze.

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.

Opakapaka & Mango Ceviche

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

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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