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Benihana Garlic Butter Recipe: Homemade Version

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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 42 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x


Benihana garlic butter can be used to enhance the flavor of a variety of meals. I put it on fried rice, pork, beef, and chicken, and on occasion, I even put a bit on pizza.


  • 4 garlic bulbs
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened (not melted)
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


  • Cut the tops off the bulbs and lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Alternatively, you can use a cupcake tray with a garlic bulb in each position. Drizzle the bulbs with olive oil and wrap them in aluminum foil separately (note: cover only the top, and not fully wrap the bulb). 30 minutes of roasting

  • Allow the bulbs to cool after roasting. After that, you can squeeze each clove into a basin.

  • Mash the roasted cloves with a fork until they have a paste-like consistency.

  • Whisk the softened butter in a separate basin. Continue whisking after adding the garlic paste. Finally, stir in the soy sauce and black pepper until thoroughly combined.


To avoid interfering with the seasoning of the meal in which this butter will be used, this recipe is unsalted. We don’t need to add salt because soy sauce already has a salty flavor.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Pan Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 1960kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 5463mg
  • Fat: 209g
  • Saturated Fat: 123g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 75g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 516mg

Keywords: Benihana Garlic Butter