Butter and garlic are the two most frequently used and adored – foods around the globe.
Both are bursting with amazing flavors, and a variety of meals can’t go without either.
It is important to learn about the name of this recipe, however. Benihana is not a magic or unique name but merely a description of a Japanese restaurant that creates this delicious garlic butter.
This Japanese restaurant has done an outstanding job of blending these ingredients. By its way, they’ve become famous partly due to this butter.
Let’s face it: all garlic butter tastes great but for those who love Benihana, then you’ll know that their garlic butter is a treat unique. It’s rich and delicious and makes everything it adorns melt in your mouth delicious.
The garlic butter of Benihana is delicious and I didn’t want to risk coming up with a copycat version of my own! It’s not the same obviously, but I’m sure you’ll find it equally delicious.
Without further delay, let’s create this deliciously sweet, savory, and almost deliciously tangy garlic butter. I’m not judging whether you consume it directly out of the bowl.
How to Make Benihana Garlic Butter
Garlic butter from Benihana can be a product you can use in various dishes.
I’m addicted to this recipe, and I have it throughout my food I like the dish along with meat, and fried rice, and even spread the smear on toast often. It is delicious with almost any food and even with simply cooked vegetables. You can also throw it onto the chicken.
A drizzle of garlic butter can make a difference to any food or snack in a flash. It’s simple and quick to create a delicious dinner if you’re stuck for ideas.
In the case of the garlic butter of Benihana, it is a great addition to any meal and can turn any dish or side into a delicious savory snack.
Preparing Your Ingredients
What’s a recipe that doesn’t require ingredients? It’s a recipe that doesn’t require ingredients. Benihana garlic butter can be quite simple and requires only some ingredients, but there are some important things to know about collecting these ingredients.
What Butter should I use?
Unsalted, plain butter is all you require in this recipe, but I made use of whipping butter for this one.
If you do not have whipping butter or an option to obtain it, don’t be concerned, as it’s simple to make.
For whipping butter, you need to do is heat your butter to ambient temperatures (1 cup for this recipe) and then add 3 tablespoons of room-temperature milk. After that, mix it using the help of an electric mixer.
That’s it! The butter you whipped is now ready. It will taste identical and have the exact texture as any other pre-packed whipped butter.
I prefer butter that is not salted, as this recipe requires soy sauce. Soy sauce is already salty enough, and adding more salt to the butter could make it too strong.
However, if you really would like to, you could make sure to add more salt and then adjust the seasoning according to preference.
How To Make The Garlic
The secret to this recipe lies in the garlic, specifically an exquisitely roasted garlic that’s made into the form of a paste.
There are many methods to roast garlic. However, I prefer to roast my garlic in a regular muffin pan. The tin is used to hold the garlic bulbs and prevents them from moving.
Then cut the top of the garlic bulb and put the garlic inside the muffin pans. Sprinkle the garlic with olive oil, then cover it with aluminum foil. If you do not cover it the garlic could be burned and you’ll have an unpleasant flavor.
Second, roast your garlic in a 30-minute timer at 350F.
Third Let the garlic cool before you break the cloves. Place each clove in the bowl. I have tried squeezing all the garlic bulbs at the same time, but sadly, a lot of garlic that was roasted was left in the. I suggest squeezing only one clove at a time.
Fourth When all the garlic is placed in the bowl, smash it using a mortar and pestle or a fork. It is also possible to puree it using the aid of an immersion blender or any other tool that feels suitable for you.
I created the garlic butter slightly rustic as I love the small bits of butter made from garlic. If you’re looking for the butter to be even more smooth, however, it is recommended to puréethe garlic now to make a smoother paste.
What Other Information Can I add?
If you’re searching for the UMAMI flavor, you could include a few drops of lemon juice. Lemon juice will provide an excellent balance and create an excellent butter that is perfect with seafood.
Be careful not to overdo it using lemon juice, but be aware that it can make butter stronger and not give you the desired outcomes.
Keep in mind: only a couple of drops, and that’s it!
What To Do With Your Garlic From Benihana Butter
Keep the garlic butter inside airtight containers. The butter will stay fresh and will preserve all the flavors but without transmitting the aroma to the refrigerator.
I suggest using it within the next timeframe of few days.
Sometimes, simply because it’s cold in the fridge your butter can become somewhat gritty. To get rid of this issue, I prefer to add a couple of tablespoons of freshly whipped butter and then whip it up again. This will repair the butter and smooth it.
How To Make Benihana Garlic Butter
Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
Slice the tops of the garlic bulbs and place them on the muffin tin. Then drizzle the garlic with oil, then cover the top using aluminum foil.
Bake the garlic in the oven for about 30 mins.
Let the garlic sit for a while to cool for a while, then squeeze the cloves into a bowl of a small size.
Mix the garlic till it becomes an even paste.
Pour the whipped butter into the bowl. Add the garlic paste, and mix to combine.
Mix in the soy sauce and stir.
Then, add black pepper and mix briefly.
Serve butter as desired.
Benihana Garlic Butter Recipe
yield: 1 CUP Time to prepare: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes. Total time: 40 minutes
The creamy, savory, almost tart garlic butter tastes nearly as good as the restaurant version!
- 3 garlic bulb
- 6oz. creamed butter
- 3 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1/2 1 tsp black pepper
- Lemon juice drops (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Cut off the garlic bulb tops and put them on the muffin tin. Sprinkle the garlic with oil, then cover the top using aluminum foil.
- The garlic is roasted for 30 minutes.
- Let the garlic cool slightly, then put each clove in small bowls.
- Blend the garlic and mix until it becomes the consistency of a paste.
- Put the butter that has been whipped in the bowl. Add the garlic paste and stir until it is all combined.
- Stir in soy sauce, then stir.
- Then, add black pepper and then whip it up.
- Serve butter as desired.
You can make your whipping butter by mixing 1 cup of unflavored butter that is plain and unsalted with 3 tablespoons of cream (both at room temperature).
YIELD: 8 SERVING SIZE: 1 oz
The Serving Size: CALORIES: 158TOTAL FAT: 17gSATURATED FAT: 10gTRANS FAT: 1gUNSATURATED FAT: 5gCHOLESTEROL: 48mgSODIUM: 533mgCARBOHYDRATES: 1gFIBER: 0gSUGAR: 0gPROTEIN: 1g
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