Recipes

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

Kula Strawberries Compote

Upcountry Maui dining
This recipe goes along with the Puffy Pancake recipe.

The Skinny on Holiday Cocktails

skinny cocktails
Get 5 delicious cocktail recipes for the holidays.

Big Island Abalone Congee

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

Pickled Onion

pickled onions recipe
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this pickled onion recipe.

Beef Tenderloin Lettuce Wraps Recipe

beef lettuce wrap
Beef Tenderloin Lettuce Wraps using the party rock — this delightful dinner style adds interaction and fun to your meal.

XXL Fully Loaded Potatoes

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

Ooey Gooey Chia Brownies

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

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.

RECIPE: Coriander and Chili Gremolata Sauce/Marinade

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

Charred Confit of Ahi

charred ahi filet
This brightly flavored ahi and risotto dish won the Best of the Fest award at the 2010 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Sake, for Goodness Sake

sake ohyama nigori
Pure, expertly crafted sake is a great alternative to more traditional beverages. Move beyond traditional cultural pairing, and you’ll find an array of compatible offerings.

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!

The Great Beer Cocktail

beer cocktails
Beer cocktails as luxury drinks? You bet your tankard! The refreshing, ice-cold bubbly from Maui’s craft breweries can stand up to some of the continent’s best craft beers.

Sangrita Bloody Mary

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

Recipes with mango

mango
Mango-cucumber salsa anyone? Our own Tootsie Namuo-Pearson shares her faves.

Creamy Mascarpone

polenta recipe
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines for this recipe.

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.

Appealing Cocktails

cocktails
Get three delicious cocktail recipes featuring orange.

Seafood Pho

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

Banyan Tree Thymeline

thyme cocktail
Sip the garden with this refreshing cocktail, muddled with fresh cucumber, thyme and Tanqueray Gin.

Kona Lobster Potstickers Recipe

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

Ono Ceviche on Crisp Platacone

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

The Great Chocolate Challenge

Top chefs spill the cacao beans on four scrumptious desserts. Now you can make them, too.

Rooting for Turmeric

turmeric
Our dining editor explores the benefits of turmeric and shares her recipes.

Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef

Korean short ribs
What’s a local boy doing in a Ruth’s Chris kitchen?

Live Spicy Green Soup

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

A Toast to Your Health This Holiday Season

holiday recipe
Free-range advice for skipping the sugarplums

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