Recipes

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

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!

Snapper Recipe

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

Karaage Chicken Wings

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

Lemongrass-cured Salmon

Clever pastry spoons loaded with salmon and roe wowed guests at the 2010 Noble Chef gala.

Apple Cider Beignets

Apple Cider Beignets recipe
So delicious!

Papaya Crisp

papayas
Enjoy Kumu Farms’ papaya fruit crisp recipe courtesy of Emanuela “Manu” Vinciguerra.

RECIPE: Coriander and Chili Gremolata Sauce/Marinade

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

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."

Lahaina Grill’s Roasted Roma Tomatoes

roasted tomato recipe
Get a delicious recipe for roasted roma tomatoes.

ʻAhi Poke

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

The Skinny on Holiday Cocktails

skinny cocktails
Get 5 delicious cocktail recipes for the holidays.

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

best ahi poke recipe
Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill

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."

Jackfruit Popsicles

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

Kanto Zouni (Ozoni)

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

Lemon-Macadamia Olive Oil Cake

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

Kim Chee

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

Passion Fruit Sangria

passionfruit sangria recipe
Mahalo to Maui Winery for this cocktail recipe.

Masters of Mixology 2016

guava cocktail
Eight locally-made cocktail recipes to savor.

Squid Lū‘au Recipe

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

Recipes to Try at Home

catering
Exclusive recipes from professional Maui caterers, Chef Ralph Giles and Chef Tracy Edelhertz.

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.

Roasted Pineapple Rack

roasted pineapple rack with bananas and sorbet
with Pressure-cooked Bananas and Pineapple Crème Fraiche Sorbet... Mmmm!

Spicy Sugar Snap Peas

Mala Ocean Tavern cookbook
This tasty recipe only takes 5 minutes of prep!

Kona Lobster Potstickers Recipe

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

Seafood Takoyaki Recipe

seafood dumplings
This award-winning seafood takoyaki recipe makes 35 half-ounce dumplings.

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.

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