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.

Opakapaka & Mango Ceviche

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

Mascarpone Polenta

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

Lemongrass-cured Salmon

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

Toro! Toro! Toro!

Get the recipe for Morimoto’s Toro Tartare with Dashi Soy.

Choice Salad

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

XXL Fully Loaded Potatoes

baked potato
Ham, cheese, green onions, sour cream. . . these stuffed spuds are sure to steal the show.

Fat Daddy’s Brisket Dry Rub

Maui BBQ
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.

Crab-crusted Monchong

crab crusted monchong recipe
Pacific Rim flavors permeate this dish, with furikake flakes mixed into the crabmeat topping.

Italian Meringue Buttercream

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

Obachan’s Backyard Koko

pickling ingredients
This recipe provides approximately 2 quarts and needs 2-4 days for fermentation.

Monkeypod Mai Tai

tropical mai tai recipe
The Monkeypod Mai Tai is popular is because it is well balanced and refreshingly tart. We also use the best possible ingredients.

Upcountry Corn Malasadas with Eucalyptus Honey Butter

corn malasadas
Learn to make honey butter for this corn malasadas recipe.

Kula Strawberries Compote

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

Spinach Salad

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

ʻAhi Tartare Recipe

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

The Pie That Binds

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

BBQ Ribs

Chinese bbq ribs recipe
Get Maui Chef Sheldon Simeon's Chinese BBQ Ribs 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."

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."

Hamachi Carpaccio

Hamachi Carpaccio
This recipe uses a Vitamix and 8 ounces of hamachi (amberjack).

Poke for days (literally) + poke recipe

poke
This local-style staple is making waves across the Pacific—but the best spot to enjoy poke will always be here in Hawaiʻi. One West Maui eatery is honoring our poke traditions with a tasty twist on "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Apple Cider Beignets

Apple Cider Beignets recipe
So delicious!

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.

Vietnamese Seared Beef

Vietnamese beef
Mahalo to Chef Greg Grohowski for this recipe for Vietnamese beef.