Recipes

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

Braised Kobe Beef Short Ribs

braised kobe beef short ribs
This sumptuous short rib entree was served at the 2011 Aipono Awards Gala.

Maui Onion Shrimp and Lobster Cake

Shrimp Lobster Cake recipe
Mahalo to Chef D.K. Kodama of Sansei, Cane & Taro, and Vino Restaurants, for this delicious lobster cake recipe.

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.

Live Spicy Green Soup

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

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.

Lemongrass-cured Salmon

Clever pastry spoons loaded with salmon and roe wowed guests at the 2010 Noble Chef gala.

Macadamia-Nut-Crusted Mahimahi

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

Namasu with Crab and Ogo

This recipe incorporates English cucumbers, spiked with the crunch of ogo grown by island aquaculturalists. Shredded crab meat adds a touch of luxury.

Kula Onion and Surfing Goat Dairy Cheese Flatbread

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

Sweet Kula Corn Pudding

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

Banana Lumpia

banana lumpia
Mahalo to Chef Tylun Pang for this yummy recipe for banana lumpia.

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.

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.

Ono Ceviche on Crisp Platacone

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

Crusted Mahi Mahi

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

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!

Lilikoi Bars

Start drooling... this sweet recipe from The Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook will stir your passions!

Sansei Special Roll

This delicious sushi roll recipe comes from D.K. Kodama's Sushi Chronicles From Hawaii.

Spicy Sugar Snap Peas

Mala Ocean Tavern cookbook
This tasty recipe only takes 5 minutes of prep!

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.

Snapper Recipe

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

Opakapaka & Mango Ceviche

This light and flavorful raw fish appetizer is a favorite at Mama's Fish House.

Sugarcane Grilled Prawns

grilled prawns recipe
This artistic and tasty prawn appetizer handily won the award for "Best of the Fest" at the 2009 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Apple Cider Beignets

Apple Cider Beignets recipe
So delicious!

A Toast to Your Health This Holiday Season

holiday recipe
Free-range advice for skipping the sugarplums

Do try this at home

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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.