Recipes

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

Coffee Challenge + 3 Amazing Recipes!

pork tacos Four Season Wailea Maui
Get 3 amazing recipes: Black Sesame Doughnuts, Malasadas with MALA Mocha Sauce, and Hawaiian Coffee-rubbed Pork Tacos with Mango-Coffee BBQ Sauce!

Inasal: Grilled Vegetables & Meat

chef abby star noodle
This recipe recommends serving the grilled vegetables and meat with rice and green papaya salad.

Spicy Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Sriracha dipping sauce
Dip is the cornerstone of every solid party spread. For a smooth, creamy sauce, with a spicy kick, give this version a try with your favorite veggies.

A Toast to Your Health This Holiday Season

holiday recipe
Free-range advice for skipping the sugarplums

Warm Kabocha Salad

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

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.

Snapper Recipe

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

Holiday Potluck

holiday potluck feast
Our annual Holiday Test Kitchen stays close to home this year.

Mick’s Margarita

maui tropical cocktails
Mahalo to Fleetwood's on Front Street for Mick's margarita recipe.

Amarillo Fizz

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

Ahi Shoyu Poke

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

Tiger Balm

year of tiger cocktail
Make this fun cocktail to celebrate 2022, the Year of the Tiger, or simply to ring in the weekend!

Fig Mango Papaya Parfait

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

Food All Day Wong

fish and eggs
At Papa‘aina, chef Lee Anne Wong delights every appetite.

Rummed Up

Ritz Carlton Mai Tai Maui Hawaii
Getting into the spirit of the mai tai at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua’s Alaloa Lounge.

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.

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.

Lavender Nutmeg Crème Brûlée

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

Italian Meringue Buttercream

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

Sangrita Bloody Mary

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

Birds of a Feather: The Birdcage Bar & Lounge

Fly by night cocktail
No matter what your druthers, the Birdcage Bar and Lounge at Hotel Wailea can deliver.

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.

Catch a Cocktail at the Marlin Bar

Marlin Bar and Mai Tai
Stop by Tommy Bahama’s Marlin Bar for a special slice of paradise.

Live Spicy Green Soup

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

Holiday Test Kitchen 2012

We asked Chef Isaac Bancaco to guide us through the preparation of a four-course feast. The innovative chef enthusiastically agreed to share a few of his favorite recipes.

Crusted Mahi Mahi

Kalo crusted Mahimahi
Mahalo to Chef Justin Pardo of Market Fresh Bistro for this recipe.

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."

Island Recipes

Maui Dining & Food Stories

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.