Kelly's Kihei, Maui Teriyaki Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe that we used growing up on Maui. We mostly used it to marinade chicken or beef short rips and then grill the. Because of the sugar content, like barbecue sauce, be careful because it burns easily. I always cook on the grill using indirect heat.


  1. Grate ginger root, crush garlic, and dice scallion. Mix all ingredients together until sugar dissolves pretty well.
  2. Marinade your choice of meat (I use a ziplock bag) for at least 4 hours, but better overnight.
  3. Grill and enjoy! Serve "local style" with sticky rice and macaroni salad! Note: preparation time does not include marinating time!


Most Helpful

ONOLICIOUS! Thank you for posting this awesome marinade. We marinaded flank steak sliced thin and it was so good.

Melanie Adrienne June 17, 2012

It tastes just like the prepared Maui Ribs here in Canada. My husband cannot have wheat products so we can no longer get it marinated at the butcher, and this tastes just like what we used to get. Thank you for the recipe.

Spatula Queen February 20, 2010

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