Recipes

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

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.

Seafood Pho

best pho recipes
What makes pho so glorious? Can it really cure what ails you?

Ooey Gooey Chia Brownies

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

Appealing Cocktails

cocktails
Get three delicious cocktail recipes featuring orange.

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!

Sangrita Bloody Mary

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

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."

Lilikoi Passion Fruit Daiquiri

lilikoi passionfruit
A daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice, and sugar or other sweetener. Do try this at home!

Macadamia-Nut-Crusted Mahimahi

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

Ko’s Paella

Paella
Pick up some chorizo and chicken to get started on this paella recipe...

Corps Values: Maui Job Corps

maui culinary arts job corps
Chef Larry Tuzon teaches professional culinary arts to young people who have taken a nontraditional path.

Japanese Cheesecake

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

Karaage Chicken Wings

karaage chicken wings recipe
The prep time for this karaage chicken wings recipe, including marinade, is 2 hours.

Big Island Abalone Congee

abalone congee
Serve this recipe for Big Island Abalone Congee garnished with crumbled nori.

Braised Kobe Beef Short Ribs

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

Smoked Salmon on Blini

smoked salmon recipe
Get this recipe for smoked salmon on homemade blinis.

Maui Coffee Genoise Cake

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

Namasu with Crab and Ogo

This recipe incorporates English cucumbers, spiked with the crunch of ogo grown by island aquaculturalists. Shredded crab meat adds a touch of luxury.

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.

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."

Kanto Zouni (Ozoni)

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

The Gregular

cow pig bun, best cocktail in maui
The owner of Cow Pig Bun created this classic Old Fashioned. He makes it with Japanese whiskey, which “tends to be a little peaty, more like a scotch."

Warm Kabocha Salad

pumpkin salad
Mahalo to chef Chris Kulis for this recipe for grilled pumpkin salad.

Duo’s Tofu Scramble

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

Ono Ceviche on Crisp Platacone

ono ceviche
Get the recipe for this tasty ono ceviche appetizer!

Puffy Pancake

puffy pancake recipe
Mahalo to Chef Cameron Lewark, chef de cuisine of Spago in Wailea, for this great recipe.

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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