Recipes

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

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

best ahi poke recipe
Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill

Pork Loin Rack Roast

roast pork with vegetables
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines of Pacific'O for this recipe.

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.

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.

After-School Special

Learn what the student chefs are up to at Paia Bay Cafe, a community-funded nonprofit kitchen space.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2011

The staff of Maui No Ka Oi get a lesson from Chef Ralph Giles of Catering from Soup to Nuts, and share his recipe for beef Wellington and sides.

Recipes with mango

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

RECIPE: Coriander and Chili Gremolata Sauce/Marinade

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

Maui Coffee Genoise Cake

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

Freddie’s Cocktail

Spicy Caipirinha cocktail
"Leblon Cachaca is so vibrant and has such a unique, grassy profile. Kiwi and pineapple work well together and bring out the fresh, green, earthy characteristics of Cachaca," says mixologist Freddie Sconfienza.

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.

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.

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.

A Toast to Your Health This Holiday Season

holiday recipe
Free-range advice for skipping the sugarplums

Coctel a la Campechana

award winning seafood cocktail
Amid stiff competition at the 2015 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, this seafood cocktail was a standout, winning the people's choice "Best of the Fest" award.

Sashimi Recipe

best sashimi recipes
Mahalo to Chef Cameron Lewark for this sashimi recipe.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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

Crantopia Martini

cranberry martini
If you are using fairly chunky cranberry relish, simply combine all the ingredients in a blender with a few cubes of ice and blend until smooth.

Italian Meringue Buttercream

Italian meringue buttercream
Mahalo to Chelsie Higgins, Chef Instructor at Maui Culinary Academy for this Italian meringue buttercream recipe.

Masters of Mixology

mixology
Get 23 cocktail recipes in our latest edition of Maui Mixology!

Kula Onion and Surfing Goat Dairy Cheese Flatbread

homemade flatbread pizza
Recipe from Chef Tylun Pang's "What Maui Likes To Eat."

Squid Lū‘au Recipe

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

Lahaina Grill’s Roasted Roma Tomatoes

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

Ulupalakua Golden Lehua

pineapple wine cocktail
Try this playful cocktail created by Greg Shepherd at Cow Pig Bun. We found it a spirit-driven cocktail with subtle reminders of a mai tai.

Creamy Mascarpone

polenta recipe
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines for this recipe.

Big Island Abalone Congee

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

Green Dragon Roll

green dragon sushi roll
Maybe the best maki sushi you've ever tasted!

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