Recipes

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

XXL Fully Loaded Potatoes

baked potato
Ham, cheese, green onions, sour cream. . . these stuffed spuds are sure to steal the show.

Milk Chocolate Almond Cake

chocolate almond cake recipe
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines for this dessert recipe.

Lilikoi Bars

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

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

beef tenderloin recipe
Get this recipe for roasted beef tenderloin.

Kim Chee

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

Mmmmangoes

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

Swiss Meringues

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

Year of the Dragon Mai Tai

mai tai recipes
Our thanks to James Shoemaker, head bartender at Dazoo restaurant (formerly in Pa‘ia), for sharing the recipe for his Year of the Dragon Mai Tai.

Knockout Punches

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

Ahi Shoyu Poke

raw fish poke
Get this tasty recipe for ahi shoyu poke from Chef Chris Damskey at the Montage Kapalua Bay.

Obachan’s Backyard Koko

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

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.

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.

Fig Mango Papaya Parfait

fig mango parfait
Get a recipe for Fig Mango Papaya Parfait plus an alternative recipe for fig & clementine parfait.

Duo’s Tofu Scramble

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

Kona Lobster Potstickers Recipe

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

Stuck on Kiawe

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

Wild Boar Ragù Pasta Recipe

pasta recipe
Pasta with wild boar ragù recipe by Chef Rosa Mariotti.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

panna cotta
Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta Recipe With Fresh Pomegranate and Maui Gold Pineapple.

The Great Pohole Challenge

Pohole Pancetta and Roasted Tomato Pasta
Five award-winning chefs share recipes featuring pohole (fiddlehead fern).

Braised Kobe Beef Short Ribs

braised kobe beef short ribs
This sumptuous short rib entree was served at the 2011 Aipono Awards Gala.

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."

Quinoa Salad

quinoa salad dressing
Mahalo to Lynn Stettler of Café Carmen in Kihei for this recipe.

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.

Lemon-Macadamia Olive Oil Cake

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

BBQ Ribs

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

Maui Banana Bread

banana bread chef
This wonderful banana bread won 1st place at the 2011 Maui Ag Fest The bread was moist and sweet, its flavor reminiscent of sun dried bananas.

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.

Maui Dining & Food Stories