Recipes

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

Hana Haze

hana haze cocktail
Bartender Eric Martinez from the Four Seasons Resort Maui conjured up this magical cocktail. His choice of garnish was inspired by the lush environment of Hana: a candied hibiscus.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2018: Buono Festa!

Get tasty recipes in our annual Holiday Test Kitchen with a Maui chef.

Ko’s Paella

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

Cranberry Cake Recipe

cranberry cake
This joyous cake is chock-full of tart-sweet cranberries, cranberry compote and a sweet orange icing.

Mascarpone Polenta

polenta appetizer
Mick Fleetwood passes the polenta pupu during our 2016 Holiday Test Kitchen.

Rib-eye Marinade

beef marinade recipe
Mahalo to Chef Craig Erickson of the Sea House Restaurant for this marinade recipe.

And the Winner Is . . .

charred octopus
Fourteen Maui restaurants vie for Best of Fest at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival’s seafood finale.

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.

Choice Salad

Salad with Lemon Maple Dressing
Mahalo to Choice Health Bar in Lahaina for providing this healthy recipe.

ʻAhi Tartare Recipe

Ahi Tartare
Get this ahi tartare recipe from Chef de Cuisine Michael Lofaro from the Grand Wailea's Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a restaurant.

Sweet Kula Corn Pudding

corn pudding
Chef Tylun Pang's delicious sweet corn pudding recipe highlights the offerings of Maui farmers.

Puffy Pancake

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

The Pie That Binds

Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.

Macadamia-Nut-Crusted Mahimahi

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

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

Ginger-steamed Kahuku-farmed Moi Recipe

steamed moi lup cheong
Ginger-steamed Kahuku-farmed Moi with Chinese Sausage, Ginger, Green Onions, Chinese Parsley, Soy, and Sizzling Peanut Oil.

Recipes to Try at Home

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

When Hearth is Home

kitchen party
Food, family, and friends form the heart of this small Huelo home.

Karaage Chicken Wings

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

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.

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!

Lavender Nutmeg Crème Brûlée

creme brulee recipe
This crème brûlée recipe from Five Palms Lahaina makes 6 servings.

ʻAhi Poke

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

Sabayon & Strawberries Recipe

strawberry dessert
Lokelani sparkling-wine sabayon lightly garnished with chocolate shavings, Upcountry Maui strawberries, and a chunk of Chef's sensationally crunchy macadamia-nut brittle.

Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef

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

Ocean Spiced Apple

spiced apple cocktail
Made with Ocean organic vodka. Try one tonight!

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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