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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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Lovely

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

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

Horizon Farms
LB260

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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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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Lovely

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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Also for pets

Translated from Japanese: The bone broth made from this chicken is also very delicious, but I am very pleased that I can scrape off the meat after taking the soup stock and give it to my pet cat. It’s a product that everyone, both pets and families, will appreciate.

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Very satisfied!!!!!

Translated from Japanese: I made bone broth soup. It was delicious without any odor. It's non-genetically modified meat, so I'm happy to eat it with confidence. It seems that you will not be able to eat anything other than this meat (laughs)
I will continue to purchase it.

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Translated from Japanese: I received very cleanly processed chicken frames with no odor. I used them to make bone broth.
We enjoyed the soup simply seasoned with salt and pepper, toshikoshi soba, New Year's ozoni, ramen and curry. Thank you for the good products!!!

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Translated from Japanese: As you can see in other reviews, these are very beautifully processed chicken frames. I boiled them in a pot without adding any spices to eliminate the odor, but there was no odor during cooking. A clean and clear soup was made.
I want to order it again!

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For bone broth soup

Translated from Japanese: It was a volume that I couldn't think of as 1.5 kg! I came here looking for meat that I could eat with no worries. I’d like it if you also offered different types of chicken wings.

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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: I got it to make bone broth soup. The store was very polite and nice and the product itself is also very nice. It has a strong taste, and above all, it’s grass-fed meat, so you can eat it with no worries. I will order again.

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Translated from Japanese: I got this safe and organic product to make delicious bone broth for babies in the late stages of baby food!
I made a very delicious soup and my baby ate it well.

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I made bone broth

Translated from Japanese: It was easy to cook even for the first time, and I made a very rich and delicious soup. I boiled it for half a day, so it was easy to remove the meat from the bones and easy to eat. I want to buy it again.

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Highest quality

Translated from Japanese: I think that there’s no better product for tail soup and bone broth. I think I will continue to buy it here.

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Translated from Japanese: I bought it because I wanted to make tail stew. It's a pity that the edible part is less than half considering the number of grams because the bone occupies a considerable part.
The price is high for the quantity.

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Translated from Japanese: I haven’t been able to eat in a restaurant because of corona, so I wanted to have something that is just as delicious, even if made at home. My family likes lamb, so I searched for lamb shanks. It was my first time buying here, but I was very satisfied. It was my first time seeing raw lamb shank, but it was very beautiful and my impression after eating was that it’s tender and delicious with no odor. For those who want to give this a try, if you have a pressure cooker, wine and rosemary, it will be delicious. I recommend it. Next weekend, I gave the recipe on the website a try and my family loved it.

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Translated from Japanese: I used it for stewed dishes.
It was very delicious.

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Grass-fed lamb shanks

Translated from Japanese: Great lamb shank!
When you open the pack, the meat is clean and has no odor. Just boil it with flavored vegetables such as tomatoes and onion bay leaves for two and a half hours ... A faint lamb scent, plenty of flavor, and meat is fluffy ... It has become a luxurious pot-au-feu.

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Grass-fed lamb shanks

Translated from Japanese: I didn't know that New Zealand pesticide-free grass fed, antibiotics, and hormone-free lamb meat would be available at such a reasonable price.
It was packed properly in a well-frozen state and arrived the day after the order was placed.
When simmered in an ordinary pot with only vegetables and natural salt for 2 hours, the meat became surprisingly tender, and the bone marrow melted in the soup, giving it a strong flavor. Surprisingly, it has no odor.
When I lived in New Zealand, I saw many grazing sheep. It was impressive that I walked around the lush meadows freely and was grazing.

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Translated from Japanese: The most delicious stewed meat. It's lamb and the meat itself has a light taste, but it's the best if you season it well. This time, I made pot-au-feu, put in salt and granule kelp soup stock, a tea bag of bouquet garni, a small amount of light soy sauce, and a small amount of pure rice liquor, and boiled green pepper. It seems that tomato sauce and white sauce can be used, too (reinforcement of the delicious "flavor" is essential). The fascia part is sticky and slippery, and the tendon part is fine and chewy and delicious. It's finer than the shin meat of adult beef, and it's only cheek meat that is comparable to this. Delicious.
The recommended stew time is about 1.5-2.5 hours.