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I recommend it!

Translated from Japanese: I bought it to have BBQ with friends.
I marinated it for a short time with garlic, rock salt, olive oil and rosemary and then grilled it. It was very soft. It didn’t smell and everyone liked it!
A friend who had been in Australia for a long time praised it as "the most delicious lamb I've ever eaten" and my popularity has gone up haha. The gorgeous appearance and flavor are perfect. I will order again!
Without cutting it, I cooked it from the side of the fat and wrapped it in foil to heat it. After that, I cut it and lightly roasted each cross section and lightly sprinkled lemon and black pepper on top. Easy and super delicious! I recommend it.

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Delicious!

Translated from Japanese: I'd be happy if the price was a little more reasonable, but it can't be helped if it's a good product!
Thank you!

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It was delicious

Translated from Japanese: The meat was very soft and juicy, and it was delicious without any unpleasant smell.
My family who ate lamb for the first time also said it’s tastier than beef! I was impressed. We will order again.

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My most hated food turned into my favorite

Translated from Japanese: Previously, lamb meat in Hokkaido was very smelly, so I disliked lamb meat from that point on.
But lately, my wife has been cooking this shop’s meat at home and at first, I refused to eat it. But then I thought, what? This is really lamb? There was no smell, the meat was soft and somehow I ate up everything. I will order again, as it was very very delicious.

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I had this lamb chops with my boyfriend. At first he was very sceptical because he had lamb once in Hokkaido and it was gross. But after convincing him that high quality lamb isn't tangy, he gave it a try and was stunned. This lamb is really delicious and tender. We both love it

For Your Celebration

New Zealand Free-Range Frenched Lamb Rack (450g)

Horizon Farms
LB260

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Description

New Zealand lamb is internationally known for its superior quality and taste. Our New Zealand lamb takes it one step further: All year free-range open pasture-raised, grass-fed lambs. Free of growth-promoting hormones and subtherapeutic use of antibiotics. This is the finest lamb available. If you have never tried lamb or had a bad experience with lamb in the past we urge you to give this premium quality lamb a try.

Our quality lamb racks are closely trimmed and ready for cooking. There is no need to trim off excess fat or expose bones for an elegant display. There are approximately 8 chops per rack. You can either cut the rack into smaller chops and grill individually or cook the rack as is and then slice into lamb chops. We recommend cooking the rack as a whole for a juicer experience as it is easier to hit the recommended medium-rare temperature when cooking as a whole.

Our lamb comes from family-owned and operated farms and ranches in New Zealand only. Ethical raising has always been the cultural tradition in New Zealand. These lamb chops are incredibly tender and loaded with flavor. Simple to prepare and visually impressive. Our top-quality lamb is free of strong lamb odor and the meat is tender, juicy and much brighter in color due to the young age of the lambs at the time of harvest. Find out more below.




Contents

Contents 1 Rack
Weight Approx. 450g (0.9 lbs.)
Serves Serves 2-3 (Depends on the serving style)

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 2h
Cooking Method Cast-Iron skillet sear and oven finish, grill
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 5 days.

 

Details

Also known as Spring lamb, lamb ribs, lamb cutlets, lamb rack, lamb loin, rack of lamb
Country of Origin New Zealand
Ingredients Lamb
Cut from Rib
Category Steaks, Chops, Roast
Packaging Vacuum packed

 

About New Zealand Pasture-Raised Lamb

✔ All year free-range and open pasture-raised. 100% grass-fed and grass-finished.

✔ No GMO-feed.

✔ Humanely raised and treated with respect by family farmers.

✔ No subtherapeutic use of antibiotics. 

✔ Free of growth-promoting hormones.

✔ Free of gamey flavor and strong lamb odor. Tender, juicy and light in color due to the natural feed and the young age of the lambs.

✔ Excellent source of Vitamin B12, Iron and Zinc. Low in Sodium. 


 New Zealand Lamb

 

At A Glance

Sheep Breed Romney breed
Farm/Ranch Family farms in New Zealand
Region North Island of New Zealand
Breeding All year free range on open pastures
Feeding 100% grass-fed and grass-finished
Traceability 100% fully traceable from farm to fork through lot numbering and management.
Growth-Hormones Never
Subtherapeutic Use of Antibiotics Never
Chemically Pesticide Treated Grass Never
GMO feed Never
 

Frenched Lamb Rack Recipe Instructions

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Completely defrost the rack in the fridge for 24h or in water for 2h. Open the pack and let the meat "breathe" for about 15 minutes at room temperature. 

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

We say it again and again, top quality meat does not require a ton of spices and sauces. You want to experience the natural taste as is. So please do not go overboard with the seasoning. Trust us, our products taste incredibly great as they are. For the lamb rack, we recommend sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, dry thyme leaves, and olive oil. That's it.

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Lightly rub the rack from all sides, especially the fatty parts as these will distribute the flavors all over the chops.

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Next, we want to sear the rack from all sides. For this, you'll need to prepare a skillet or fry-pan to very hot and add either olive oil or non-salted quality butter. Sear the rack with the fat side down first and make sure to keep turning. 

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Keep turning. All we want is a crispy crust. In the meantime prepare the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Once the outer layer has caramelized the rack is ready for the oven. Place on an oven tray. Take a look at this elegant piece. Not even done yet and it already looks fantastic.

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Place the tray in the middle of the oven and set the timer to 15 minutes. Depending on your oven it may take up to 25 minutes. We highly recommend cooking to medium-rare. Lamb is perfectly safe to be even eaten rare. The best way to check is with a thermometer. For medium-rare remove the rack from the oven once the core temperature hits 50 degrees Celsius (130 degrees Fahrenheit) 

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Take a look at this gem. Let the rack rest for a couple of minutes as it continues to cook on the inside.

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Once you feel the urge of not wanting to wait anymore take a sharp knife and slice in between the ribs. If you hit a bone you have missed the middle, keep trying. Evenly pink in the middle. This is the way it should be.

Cap-Off Rack of Free-Range Lamb

Our Japanese staff was pleasantly surprised. How come there is no displeasing lamb smell, how can lamb be this tender and juicy? Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is quality lamb from New Zealand.  

New Zealand Lamb Chops

Now, you will always have folks that are uncomfortable with medium-rare or rare meat for a variety of reasons - take pregnancy for example. In this case, heat up the skillet or fry-pan that you have used for searing to very high heat, add a bit of olive oil if necessary. Very lightly season the chops with salt and freshly ground black pepper and sear on both sides for 30 seconds each.

New Zealand Lamb Chops

We are great fans of the natural taste of quality products and will always recommend avoiding heavy sauces and spice mixes. Try our New Zealand lamb just like this - you'll love it. If you had a bad experience with lamb in the past - give our quality lamb a chance. 

New Zealand Lamb Chops

Lamb chops taste best eaten by hand. Juicy, tender and flavorful New Zealand quality lamb. Enjoy

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I recommend it!

Translated from Japanese: I bought it to have BBQ with friends.
I marinated it for a short time with garlic, rock salt, olive oil and rosemary and then grilled it. It was very soft. It didn’t smell and everyone liked it!
A friend who had been in Australia for a long time praised it as "the most delicious lamb I've ever eaten" and my popularity has gone up haha. The gorgeous appearance and flavor are perfect. I will order again!
Without cutting it, I cooked it from the side of the fat and wrapped it in foil to heat it. After that, I cut it and lightly roasted each cross section and lightly sprinkled lemon and black pepper on top. Easy and super delicious! I recommend it.

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Delicious!

Translated from Japanese: I'd be happy if the price was a little more reasonable, but it can't be helped if it's a good product!
Thank you!

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It was delicious

Translated from Japanese: The meat was very soft and juicy, and it was delicious without any unpleasant smell.
My family who ate lamb for the first time also said it’s tastier than beef! I was impressed. We will order again.

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My most hated food turned into my favorite

Translated from Japanese: Previously, lamb meat in Hokkaido was very smelly, so I disliked lamb meat from that point on.
But lately, my wife has been cooking this shop’s meat at home and at first, I refused to eat it. But then I thought, what? This is really lamb? There was no smell, the meat was soft and somehow I ate up everything. I will order again, as it was very very delicious.

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I had this lamb chops with my boyfriend. At first he was very sceptical because he had lamb once in Hokkaido and it was gross. But after convincing him that high quality lamb isn't tangy, he gave it a try and was stunned. This lamb is really delicious and tender. We both love it


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I have a feeling that this will become a standard for celebrations!

Translated from Japanese: Even though the taste is strong, the fat is really delicious!!!
When eating this store’s chicken breast, I realized there’s a difference to usual chicken and because a family member’s birthday is near, I’ve decided to order this whole chicken.
I cooked it the same as always, but the meat quality is completely different!
The whole family is a total fan of this taste and aroma. Thank you (^^)

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いいお肉です

オーブンで焼きましたが、
出てきた鶏の油も透き通っていて、
くせなく、とてもおいしいかったです。
次も購入します。

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I made Samgyetang with it

Translated from Japanese: Although I have bought several types of chicken here already, it’s my first time trying this whole chicken.
To prepare it carefully, I washed it, but even so, there was no fat or blood on the chicken.
It was the same with the other chicken products I already tried, but there was also not the characteristic (strong) smell of chicken.

Because it’s hard to know the chicken’s life from the packs that you can find in the supermarket, I could finally feel with this product that the chicken’s life was spent preciously. I’m thankful I’m able to enjoy this chicken meat and won’t waste a bite, as one shouldn’t forget this animal once had a precious life, too.
Although I boiled it for 1½ hours, the meat didn’t get dry, the fat sticking to the meat had no unpleasant smell and I got a soup with a golden color.

I order all the meat I need from this store, I’ve come to not like any other ones.
Although I eat a lot less meat now, I have not become a vegetarian or vegan yet, so I think I want to not forget to at least be thankful for the meal this chicken gave me.

I’m sorry for this long comment.
I will order again.

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I tried a whole chicken for the first time.

Translated from Japanese: Preciously raised chickens packaged carefully (for delivery) arrived in the best condition possible.
I grilled it with natural salt and thyme from my garden. It was really delicious, a complete success. Even cooled down packed inside a bento, there is no unpleasant smell.

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Thank you HORIZON FARMS!! (。◕ˇДˇ◕。)/

Translated from Japanese: With this product, I made roast chicken for the first time.
I marinated it for 1 hour with salt and pepper and rosemary. After filling the chicken with garlic, I baked it thoroughly in the oven.
My daughter was so happy! “This is incredibly delicious!!!” She said.
I know that if you defrost this store’s chicken, you have to process it cleanly.
Inside a vacuum pack, the quality also remains the same.
It was really delicious meat.
More than the smell, the taste was rich in flavor.
It was amazing!!!
My daughter has a pesticide and antibiotics allergy.
For that reason, we bought the most expensive organic chicken meat we could find in a supermarket to cook with it.
But the quality of the oil of the top-grade supermarket chicken and this store’s chicken is different!
Even if you eat a lot, your stomach doesn’t feel heavy.
Surprisingly, it was even a pleasure to clean the plates and the oven.
I want to film myself cleaning and show everyone.

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Translated from Japanese: If it's this big, it's worth cooking, so I divided it into two parts to eat in a stew and grill it. I enjoyed the unique aroma of lamb. It was fresh and beautiful meat.

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Translated from Japanese: It’s a good product for those who like the scent of lamb with good meat quality.

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Translated from Japanese: This is a reorder. I want to make stew, but they don't sell a whole piece of lamb anywhere near me.
It’s delicious even if it’s cut thinly and suits Genghis Khan.

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Delicious

Translated from Japanese: Although it’s frozen, if you take the time to thaw it, the meat will be very moist without any unpleasant smell. I boiled it in thyme, chickpea, turmeric, and paprika. Nothing beats this.

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Exactly like the picture!

Translated from Japanese: You can enjoy that there is no difference between the picture and the actual amount of meat in person. There’s nothing to complain about if you get this amount for a discounted price! The shop’s correspondence is also good.

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Safe, organic and delicious

Translated from Japanese: It was delicious with a very gentle taste. You can verify the origin of the ingredients and because high quality chicken was used, you can eat with confidence. You can't get a frozen meat pie like this anywhere else. The volume was solid, and I was full with this alone. It’s a meat pie that you want to keep in stock.

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Gentle taste

Translated from Japanese: Chicken pie with a natural and gentle taste. There wasn’t a strong taste of unnatural seasonings, so it was very delicious.
I don’t like green peas, but I could eat this pie without the green peas interfering with the taste of other ingredients.
My family is a family of three, so I'd be happy if there were three sold together.

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Decided to have this on a regular!

Translated from Japanese: When using my oven, after 35 minutes, the dough on the side of the pie was still white even though the upper part was brown already, but it was delicious anyway. The dough is crispy and the contents are delicious with the scent of laurel, and when you don't have time to cook, you can have it with either salad or soup as a full meal.
If you have lamb sheep meat or minced wild boar, I will buy it!
I would like you to sell frozen puff pastry made from organic flour and butter in the future. You can't go shopping too far in times of Corona, so if you have pie dough made from organically grown ingredients online, you can always make tart with fruits ... Chicken liver pie wrapping ... Please consider it!

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Absolutely Delicious!

I love chicken pies and these certainly did not disappoint, from the flaky pastry to the rich, very tasty filling! Highly recommend these delicious pies!

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Perfect for lunch and light meals.

Translated from Japanese: One pie is enough to fill you up. The taste was not too strong and it was very delicious.
It seems to be very useful for holiday brunch, and it’s a nice product to have in the freezer.
I want to order it again in the future.

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Translated from Japanese: Although it's grass-fed beef, it was delicious without any odor because it’s grain-finished.
Even after thawing and cooking it immediately, it was not dry and soft. It's expensive because it's the highest quality, but it was meat that made me want to eat it again.

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Translated from Japanese: It had the feeling of “American beef”.

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Delicious meat with no strange taste!

Translated from Japanese: Because the meat was so thick, it’s not enough to only cook two sides, but the sides have to be carefully grilled as well to reach the medium rare state. It’s an unique article that tastes good from the first bite, but is even more delicious when you chew it. When you say “ah” with the food in your mouth, a nice aroma comes out and the meat’s taste spreads evenly. With just salt and pepper, nothing else is needed, I grilled it in a simple way. I thought the fat on the meat would smell, but a properly raised cow is different after all. I’m happy for having had something delicious!

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(I ordered) sirloin, flap meat steak and filet mignon

Translated from Japanese: I prepared those three and compared them. My friend liked the sirloin meat. It tastes like steak, my friend said. My husband liked the flap meat steak. He said it tasted like the meat was cut from the best part of the cow. I quickly wrapped it inside a tortilla and ate it like that and even the meat juice sticking to the tortilla was delicious~

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Truly different

We bought 10 of these for our garden party last week and each and every person was truly amazed by the quality and the taste. Our chef cooked them to medium and we used your Italian salt. Almost too good to give them to the kids!! We grilled the burgers for them anywy - they were exceptional as well - bravo! My family and I appreciate your business and are very happy to have found healthy and safe meat in Japan. I'd recommend adding more brochures so we can hand them out.