Benihana Garlic Butter Recipe

Benihana Garlic Butter Recipe


  • 8 ounce of whipped butter (unsalted)
  • Soy sauce – 2 oz
  • 5 bulbs of roasted garlic
  • lemon juice


  1. Start by assembling the ingredients and equipment that you’ll need for this recipe. 
  2. Put butter on counter for about 30 mins to get it to room temperature.
  3. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon and prepare the garlic bulbs.
  4. Roast your garlic for extra flavor. Grab five bulbs of garlic and place it in an oven at 350° F for 30 minutes, then take it out and mash it with a fork.
  5. Once the garlic bulbs are roasted, cut the tips so that you can peel away the skin easily. Squirt and squeeze them into a container, and continue this process until each garlic clove has left their covering. Start smashing the garlic like they’re mashed potatoes, turning them into a smooth paste.
  6. Slowly add the room temperature whipped butter and combine them with a spatula by folding. This is a process that involves continuously folding the ingredients gently towards the center of the bowl until they are evenly combined. When the color of the mixture is the same throughout, then the consistency is perfect.
  7. Add some black pepper, then gradually add the soy sauce, and mix until the soy sauce is well incorporated. You can add the lemon juice now.
  8. Once the color and consistency has met your standards, transfer the mixture into a glass container with a lid to seal the flavor.


  • Make sure that your tools are spotless before using them, ensuring that there are no drops of water on them.
  • If you’re planning to use lemon, clean it and set it aside with the garlic in a dish.
  • If you’ve brought whipped garlic butter from the shop or pulled it out of the fridge, it won’t be at room temperature. which will make it difficult to work with. To make it softer let it rest in the kitchen for about 30 minutes, but if the butter is cold, then you can heat it in the microwave – only for a few seconds. Once the butter has softened at room temperature, you can begin to squeeze the juice out of the lemon and prepare the garlic bulbs.
  • You may prefer large pieces of garlic in your food, others like tiny pieces, and some prefer it reduced to mush using a garlic press. But you can use roasted garlic in this recipe, because let’s be honest, roasted garlic tastes divine.
  • If you don’t intend to use your garlic butter straight away, then store it in the fridge, for up to 3 weeks. If you want your garlic butter to last longer, pop it into an airtight container, refrigerate it for up to a month, or a little longer.

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