Recipes

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

ʻAhi Poke Tacos Recipe

best ahi poke recipe
Follow this recipe from Pineapple Grill

Pickled Onion

pickled onions recipe
Chef Sheldon Simeon prepared some amazing dishes for our 2014 Holiday Test Kitchen, including this pickled onion recipe.

Italian Meringue Buttercream

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

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.

Fire and Ice

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

Banana Bread

banana bread recipe
Javi Barberi shares the recipe for Breakwall Shave Ice's rich and creamy Banana Bread with Lilikoi Cream Cheese.

Prime Rib au Jus

Prime Rib au Jus recipe
Mahalo to Island Gourmet Markets for this tantalizing prime rib recipe.

Roasted Pineapple Rack

roasted pineapple rack with bananas and sorbet
with Pressure-cooked Bananas and Pineapple Crème Fraiche Sorbet... Mmmm!

Hamachi Carpaccio

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

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.

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.

Valley Isle Sunrise

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

Japanese Cheesecake

lilikoi dessert
Japanese cheesecake served with fresh lilikoi. You can substitute other fruit toppings, such as Maui Gold pineapple or pink soursop.

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kalo field
Kalo, a legendary plant, has deep roots in Hawaiian culture.

Ono Ceviche on Crisp Platacone

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

Banana Lumpia

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

Breadfruit Nog

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

Creamy Mascarpone

polenta recipe
Mahalo to Chef Anton Haines for this recipe.

Coconut Cream Filling

coconut cream filling
Coconut cream filling.... Mmmmmm!!!

Green Dragon Roll

green dragon sushi roll
Maybe the best maki sushi you've ever tasted!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

sweet potato gnocchi
This delicate dish won the chefs' competition at Ka'anapali Fresh in 2012.

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.

Ko’s Signature Edamummus

Edamummus
Served as a complimentary starter, this appetizing Edamummus dip is a huge crowd-pleaser.

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.

Rack of Lamb

lamb chops
Rack of lamb gets a warm reception, arriving dressed in a pistachio-panko crust.

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."

Swiss Meringues

swiss meringues recipe
These meringues are great for decorative accents in dishes like a traditional Buche de Noel.

Island Recipes