Recipes

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

Olive Oil Monchong

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

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.

Cake Noodles Recipe

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

Chicken Hekka

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

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.

The Great Chocolate Challenge

Top chefs spill the cacao beans on four scrumptious desserts. Now you can make them, too.

Coconut Cream Filling

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

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.

Stuck on Kiawe

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

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.

The Pie That Binds

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

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.

Macadamia-Nut-Crusted Mahimahi

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

Homemade Portuguese Sausage

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

Hamachi Carpaccio

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

Tasty Temperance: Mocktails + Recipes

mocktails
Story by Becky Speere On a recent visit to the Four Seasons’ ‘Aipono Award-winning Lobby Lounge, my daughter and I ordered mocktails—and found paradise in...

Opakapaka & Mango Ceviche

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

Japanese Cheesecake

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

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.

Ahi Poke by Chef Ikaika Manaku

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

Lilikoi Bars

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

Tomahawk Steak

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

Mmmmangoes

mangoes
Mangoes were introduced into the Islands in 1824; today no fewer than fifteen hybrid varieties have taken root.

Ooey Gooey Chia Brownies

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

Prime Rib au Jus

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

Fat Daddy’s Brisket Dry Rub

Maui BBQ
Any barbecue joint worth its rub knows that the secret is in the sides. At Fat Daddy's Smokehouse, Chef Chris Schobel has that covered with his brisket dry rub.

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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