Recipes

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

Choice Salad

Salad with Lemon Maple Dressing
Mahalo to Choice Health Bar in Lahaina for providing this healthy recipe.

Spicy Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Sriracha dipping sauce
Dip is the cornerstone of every solid party spread. For a smooth, creamy sauce, with a spicy kick, give this version a try with your favorite veggies.

Masters of Mixology

Japengo Maui cocktail
Five cocktail recipes to start the weekend off right.

Snapper Recipe

Bev Gannon cookbook
"My cooks come up with two fish specials every night, allowing them to get creative in the kitchen.

Holiday Potluck

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

A Splash of Color

Four Seasons Talisman cocktail
If winter left you feeling blue, your luck is about to change. These recipes from two of our favorite resort lounges will brighten your day . . . and they’re easy as pie. Sweet!

Abalone & Hamachi Shooter

Abalone Hamachi Shooter
Try this recipe at home or stop by Japengo at the Hyatt Regency Maui, where it's on the menu.

Vietnamese Seared Beef

Vietnamese beef
Mahalo to Chef Greg Grohowski for this recipe for Vietnamese beef.

Rooting for Turmeric

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

Squid Lū‘au Recipe

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

Uncle Kunkel’s Green Beans & Grilled Tri-tip

green beans
Take boring green beans and make them exciting with this tasty recipe from Rob Wheeler & Dave Singha.

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.

Spinach Salad

spinach bacon salad
Add some bacon to your spinach salad!!! Mmmmmmm!

Kim Chee

how to make kim chee
Get this tasty kim chee recipe from Chef Sheldon Simeon.

Pork Tenderloin

Mahalo to Chef Tom Lelli, instructor at Maui Culinary Academy for this recipe, also featured in Maui Culinary Academy's Taste of Maui Cookbook.

Coconut Cream Filling

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

Green Dragon Roll

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

Knockout Punches

Ulupalakua Punchr recipe
Need a holiday punch recipe? We’ve got you covered with a one-two punch.

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."

The Skinny on Holiday Cocktails

skinny cocktails
Get 5 delicious cocktail recipes for the holidays.

Coconut Tapioca Dessert

ginataan recipe
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this Filipino recipe for coconut tapioca dessert.

Jackfruit Popsicles

Halo Halo Popsicles
Get a recipe for creamy, frozen coconut-ube-jackfruit popsicles.

Apple Cider Beignets

Apple Cider Beignets recipe
So delicious!

Ko’s Signature Edamummus

Edamummus
Served as a complimentary starter, this appetizing Edamummus dip is a huge crowd-pleaser.

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

best ahi poke recipe
Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill

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.

The Herbalist Cocktail

herbalist cocktail recipe
Mahalo to Sangrita's Grill & Cantina for this cocktail recipe.

Island Recipes

Maui Dining & Food Stories

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.