Recipes

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

A Toast to Your Health This Holiday Season

holiday recipe
Free-range advice for skipping the sugarplums

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.

Kim Chee

how to make kim chee
Get this tasty kim chee recipe from Chef Sheldon Simeon.

Karaage Chicken Wings

karaage chicken wings recipe
The prep time for this karaage chicken wings recipe, including marinade, is 2 hours.

When Hearth is Home

kitchen party
Food, family, and friends form the heart of this small Huelo home.

The Great Beer Cocktail

beer cocktails
Beer cocktails as luxury drinks? You bet your tankard! The refreshing, ice-cold bubbly from Maui’s craft breweries can stand up to some of the continent’s best craft beers.

The Herbalist Cocktail

herbalist cocktail recipe
Mahalo to Sangrita's Grill & Cantina for this cocktail recipe.

Ti-Leaf Baked Mahimahi

baked mahi recipe
Mama's Fish House Executive Chef Perry Bateman is creating a dish just for us: mahimahi wrapped and baked in ti leaves.

Ahi Bruschetta Recipe

Ahi Bruschetta recipe
Mark Ellman's ahi bruschetta wins Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine's "Best of the Fest" award at the 2012 Kapalua Wine and Seafood Festival. Learn how to make it.

Ooey Gooey Chia Brownies

chia seed brownies
These gluten-free treats require no baking.

Ulupalakua Golden Lehua

pineapple wine cocktail
Try this playful cocktail created by Greg Shepherd at Cow Pig Bun. We found it a spirit-driven cocktail with subtle reminders of a 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.

Live Spicy Green Soup

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

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.

Watermelon Shochu Cocktail

watermelon 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.

Obachan’s Backyard Koko

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

Recipes with mango

mango
Mango-cucumber salsa anyone? Our own Tootsie Namuo-Pearson shares her faves.

Valley Isle Sunrise

island cocktail recipes
Inspired by a mimosa and turned up by James Shoemaker. Each ingredient is a product of Maui agriculture.

BBQ Ribs

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

Spicy Sugar Snap Peas

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

Seafood Pho

best pho recipes
What makes pho so glorious? Can it really cure what ails you?

On the Rocks

best maui cocktails
The perfect accessory for a stunning cocktail ring? A libation created by Freddie Sconfienza, Starwood Resorts’ 2013 starMixologist.

Smoked Salmon on Blini

smoked salmon recipe
Get this recipe for smoked salmon on homemade blinis.

Warm Kabocha Salad

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

Breadfruit Nog

ulu egg nog
Ross Steidel of Perfect Pour Maui created two versions of ‘ulu nog: one with eggs and cream, one vegan.

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.

Island Recipes