Recipes

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

RECIPE: Coriander and Chili Gremolata Sauce/Marinade

John Sandbach
Texas native John Sandbach pays homage to both Texas and Maui in his culinary creations.

Ti-Leaf Baked Mahimahi

baked mahi recipe
Mama's Fish House Executive Chef Perry Bateman is creating a dish just for us: mahimahi wrapped and baked in ti leaves.

The Great ‘Ulu Challenge

Ulu chowder
Breadfuit is having a moment. Here are some recipes to entice your palate and please even the pickiest eaters.

Kona Lobster Potstickers Recipe

lobster potstickers
Mmmm! Kona Lobster Potstickers recipe with Shiitake Mushrooms, Heart of Palm, Soy-Chili Vinegar

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.

Banana Bread

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

RECIPE: Steak Crudo with Finadene

Steak Crudo Recipe
Hone your culinary skills by recreating a recipe from one of the finest chefs & restaurants on Maui!

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.

Creamy Mascarpone

polenta recipe
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines for this recipe.

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

beef tenderloin recipe
Get this recipe for roasted beef tenderloin.

Hook, Line & Supper (VIDEO + RECIPES)

Maui fishing charter
Our private chef turns an invasive species into a yummy meal. This story includes recipes for Macadamia Nut Caper Sauce and Green Chermoula!

On the Rocks

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

Inasal: Grilled Vegetables & Meat

chef abby star noodle
This recipe recommends serving the grilled vegetables and meat with rice and green papaya salad.

Sangrita Bloody Mary

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

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.

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

best ahi poke recipe
Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill

Kanto Zouni (Ozoni)

ozoni recipe
Try Japengo Chef Jin's recipe for ozoni, a seafood broth traditionally enjoyed during Japanese New Year.

Duo’s Tofu Scramble

tofu scramble
Hungry for an indulgent yet guilt-free breakfast? Skinny up to a Southwestern-style tofu scramble.

La Dolce Vita

beach picnic
Italian cuisine goes al fresco at this beach picnic on Maui. The menu: chicken Milanese on flatbread, pasta fregola salad, and marinara and cheese-filled panzarotti.

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.

Hamachi Carpaccio

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

Valley Isle Sunrise

island cocktail recipes
Inspired by a mimosa and turned up by James Shoemaker. Each ingredient is a product of Maui agriculture.

Coconut Cream Filling

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

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.

Ooey Gooey Chia Brownies

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

ʻAhi Poke

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

Holiday Potluck

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

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.