Recipes

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

Chili Garlic Beans

Maui BBQ chef recipes
Schobel says, "I like eight times more garlic in my recipe, so this is really garlicky. Also, it’s not thick and pasty like refried beans. It's done when the bean is creamy without being crunchy, or overly soft."

Warm Kabocha Salad

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

Spinach Salad

spinach bacon salad
Add some bacon to your spinach salad!!! Mmmmmmm!

Naughty & Spiced

maui mixology
Holiday cocktails? No time like the present!

Rooting for Turmeric

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

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.

Kula Strawberries Compote

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

Fig Mango Papaya Parfait

fig mango parfait
Get a recipe for Fig Mango Papaya Parfait plus an alternative recipe for fig & clementine parfait.

Turmeric Tonic Spritzer Recipe

Turmeric tonic spritzer
Enjoy this tasty cocktail recipe featuring Hali‘imaile Distilling Company’s Paniolo Blended Whiskey.

Tasty Temperance: Mocktails + Recipes

mocktails
Story by Becky Speere On a recent visit to the Four Seasons’ ‘Aipono Award-winning Lobby Lounge, my daughter and I ordered mocktails—and found paradise in...

Sangrita Bloody Mary

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

Snapper Recipe

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

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

sweet potato gnocchi
This delicate dish won the chefs' competition at Ka'anapali Fresh in 2012.

Ko’s Signature Edamummus

Edamummus
Served as a complimentary starter, this appetizing Edamummus dip is a huge crowd-pleaser.

Squid Lū‘au Recipe

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

Farm to Glass: Cocktail Recipes

Haleakala sunrise cocktail
When it comes to finding ingredients for refreshing and flavorful cocktails, there’s no place like home.

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."

The Great Pohole Challenge

Pohole Pancetta and Roasted Tomato Pasta
Five award-winning chefs share recipes featuring pohole (fiddlehead fern).

Ahi Shoyu Poke

raw fish poke
Get this tasty recipe for ahi shoyu poke from Chef Chris Damskey at the Montage Kapalua Bay.

Uncle Kunkel’s Green Beans & Grilled Tri-tip

green beans
Take boring green beans and make them exciting with this tasty recipe from Rob Wheeler & Dave Singha.

Maui Venison

Maui venison
Get a recipe for wild venison (Maui axis deer) with Kula corn puree and plum wine sauce.

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.

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.

Amarillo Fizz

amarillo fizz maui cocktail
Mahalo to Matthew Corbin of Cane & Canoe Restaurant at Montage Kapalua Bay Resort for this cocktail recipe.

Recipes to Try at Home

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

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.

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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