Recipes

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

mango paloma cocktail

Fire and Ice

Locally grown Hawaiian chili pepper spikes up these icy, spicy drinks.
guava cocktail

Masters of Mixology

Eight locally-made cocktail recipes to savor.
lemon macadamia cake recipe

Lemon-Macadamia Olive Oil Cake

Featuring Sammy’s Beach Bar Macadamia Nut Rum Glaze.
green beans

Uncle Kunkel’s Green Beans & Grilled Tri-tip

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

Hamoa Lemonade

Add strawberry lemonade vodka to this recipe to transform Travassa's mocktail into a true cocktail.
pickling ingredients

Obachan’s Backyard Koko

This recipe provides approximately 2 quarts and needs 2-4 days for fermentation.
thyme cocktail

Banyan Tree Thymeline

Sip the garden with this refreshing cocktail, muddled with fresh cucumber, thyme and Tanqueray Gin.
watermelon cocktail

Watermelon Shochu Cocktail

Japengo general manager Matt Rapping shared this refreshing recipe that uses Shochu, a distillate usually made from rice, but sometimes from sweet potato or other carbohydrate.
ozoni recipe

Kanto Zouni (Ozoni)

Try Japengo Chef Jin's recipe for ozoni, a seafood broth traditionally enjoyed during Japanese New Year.
Prime Rib au Jus recipe

Prime Rib au Jus

Mahalo to Island Gourmet Markets for this tantalizing prime rib recipe.
pumpkin salad

Warm Kabocha Salad

Mahalo to chef Chris Kulis for this recipe for grilled pumpkin salad.
roasted pineapple rack with bananas and sorbet

Roasted Pineapple Rack

with Pressure-cooked Bananas and Pineapple Crème Fraiche Sorbet... Mmmm!
salt baked fish recipe

Salt-crusted Onaga

Mahalo to Chef Chris Kulis for his recipe for salt-baked Hawaiian snapper.
Ulupalakua Punchr recipe

Knockout Punches

Need a holiday punch recipe? We’ve got you covered with a one-two punch.
homemade gnocchi

Taro Gnocchi Recipe

Mahalo to Chef Brian Etheredge for this taro gnocchi recipe.
Lobster vinaigrette with vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Mahalo to Chef Brian Etheredge for this recipe for roasted vegetables with lobster vinaigrette.
bacon venison

Bacon-wrapped Venison

Mahalo to Chef Chris Kulis for this recipe for Maui venison wrapped in bacon.
best sashimi recipes

Sashimi Recipe

Mahalo to Chef Cameron Lewark for this sashimi recipe.
tropical mai tai recipe

Monkeypod Mai Tai

The Monkeypod Mai Tai is popular is because it is well balanced and refreshingly tart. We also use the best possible ingredients.
award winning seafood cocktail

Coctel a la Campechana

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.
Hamachi Carpaccio

Hamachi Carpaccio

This recipe uses a Vitamix and 8 ounces of hamachi (amberjack).
Maui BBQ

Fat Daddy’s Brisket Dry Rub

Any barbecue joint worth its rub knows that the secret is in the sides. At Fat Daddy's Smokehouse, Chef Chris Schobel has that covered with his brisket dry rub.
Maui BBQ chef recipes

Chili Garlic Beans

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."
fleetwood's lime coconut cocktail

Lime in the Coconut

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.
green papaya achara

Pickled Green Papaya

After it's ready, you can save Achara for up to 6 months in jars in the refrigerator. Use it as a relish on sandwiches, or add it to lettuce wraps. The extra vinegar mixture can be used as a base in marinades and salad dressings.
chicken tinola

Chicken Tinola

Our dining editor shares a recipe from a Big Island cook for chicken tinola, a soup-based dish from the Philippines.
cow pig bun, best cocktail in maui

The Gregular

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."

Island Recipes