Recipes

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

Mascarpone Polenta

polenta appetizer
Mick Fleetwood passes the polenta pupu during our 2016 Holiday Test Kitchen.

Lavender Nutmeg Crème Brûlée

creme brulee recipe
This crème brûlée recipe from Five Palms Lahaina makes 6 servings.

Live Spicy Green Soup

live spicy green soup recipe
Mahalo to Chef Tyua Sereda of Joy's Place for this recipe.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2011

The staff of Maui No Ka Oi get a lesson from Chef Ralph Giles of Catering from Soup to Nuts, and share his recipe for beef Wellington and sides.

Tiramisu

best tiramisu recipe
Taking a cue from Noble Chef 2014's Italian theme, Shurilla's tiramisu resembles a cup of cappuccino with a swirl of meringue as foam.

Maui Coffee Genoise Cake

coffee genoise cake
Mahalo to Chelsie Higgins, Chef Instructor at Maui Culinary Academy, for this stimulating dessert recipe.

Teens Cook with Heart + RECIPE & VIDEO

Teens can Cook
Get a delicious recipe for Whole Wheat Pancakes from the American Heart Association’s Teens Cook with Heart competition.

ʻAhi Poke

best ahi poke recipe
You will need 2 pounds of sashimi-grade ʻahi for this ʻahi poke recipe from Chef Sheldon Simeon.

Sangrita Bloody Mary

bloody mary recipes
A Bloody Mary mix turned fruity, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a shot of blanco tequila.

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.

Taro Gnocchi Recipe

homemade gnocchi
Mahalo to Chef Brian Etheredge for this taro gnocchi recipe.

Banana Bread

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

Vietnamese Seared Beef

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

Holiday Test Kitchen 2012

We asked Chef Isaac Bancaco to guide us through the preparation of a four-course feast. The innovative chef enthusiastically agreed to share a few of his favorite recipes.

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

beef tenderloin recipe
Get this recipe for roasted beef tenderloin.

Obachan’s Backyard Koko

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

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.

On the Rocks

best maui cocktails
The perfect accessory for a stunning cocktail ring? A libation created by Freddie Sconfienza, Starwood Resorts’ 2013 starMixologist.

Bacon-wrapped Venison

bacon venison
Mahalo to Chef Chris Kulis for this recipe for Maui venison wrapped in bacon.

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.

The Pie That Binds

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

Naughty & Spiced

maui mixology
Holiday cocktails? No time like the present!

After-School Special

Learn what the student chefs are up to at Paia Bay Cafe, a community-funded nonprofit kitchen space.

Crantopia Martini

cranberry martini
If you are using fairly chunky cranberry relish, simply combine all the ingredients in a blender with a few cubes of ice and blend until smooth.

Swiss Meringues

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

BBQ Ribs

Chinese bbq ribs recipe
Get Maui Chef Sheldon Simeon's Chinese BBQ Ribs recipe.

Stuck on Kiawe

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

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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