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It’s frozen but delicious

Translated from Japanese: After applying salt, pepper, thyme and grated garlic, I grilled it in a frying pan and roasted it in a gas oven at 230° C for 20 minutes. I already love lamb, but this grass-fed lamb was exceptionally delicious and without any odor.

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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.

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

Horizon Farms
LB260

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 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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It’s frozen but delicious

Translated from Japanese: After applying salt, pepper, thyme and grated garlic, I grilled it in a frying pan and roasted it in a gas oven at 230° C for 20 minutes. I already love lamb, but this grass-fed lamb was exceptionally delicious and without any odor.

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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!

J
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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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Reorder

Translated from Japanese: I bought 3 bags when I reordered.
Deliciousness that soaks into the heart. I like it.

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Translated from Japanese: I've been getting this since I started shopping here.
It's always stable and delicious.

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Translated from Japanese: I use this to make bone broth!
Just by boiling, delicious stock comes out and I drink it almost every day.
Indispensable in my home!!!

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Translated from Japanese: I bought it to make bone broth.
The number of days from ordering to delivery is quick which is convenient.
Above all, I’m happy that a delicious soup is made without any odor.
I would like to order again.

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Translated from Japanese: There was no odor and it was in a beautiful state!
I used it for bone broth and I managed to cook a beautiful golden soup.
I will order again ^ _ ^

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Not suitable for mizutaki

Translated from Japanese: I bought this whole chicken because I wanted to get soup stock out of the bones. I don't know how to cook many dishes, so I chose my favorite mizutaki.
Since the breeding period is long, I expected it to be old, but the taste is refreshing and the body is soft.
But hmm (tears)
I took the lye out carefully, but the unique taste and smell are spicy. Japanese chicken is very delicious with only salt, but this was not possible. You can't add garlic, onions or tomatoes. I managed to eat it with curry spice.
I should have followed the recommended recipe.
I want to eat naturally grazing chicken, so I will study how to cook it and try again.

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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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Translated from Japanese: I always buy Australian products when I want to make bone broth and this is my first time trying Austrian products. The 500g size is also small and easy to handle and I felt that there was a strong tendency for it to become gelatinous (collagen?) when the bone broth is refrigerated. As for the taste, both are perfectly delicious.

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I buy it every time

Translated from Japanese: I cook this oxtail and meat guy's beef tendon for 12 hours to make curry.
Does it take so long because it’s grain-finished? I'm grateful that you can get grass-fed meat at this price.
The meat also comes off smoothly.

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Bone broth soup with plenty of collagen

Translated from Japanese: This is my favorite taste of bone broth soup.
If you pay attention to the water and oxtail added, collagen will come out and it will become plump after boiling for a long time. It's possible to freeze the soup stock.

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For oxtail soup

Translated from Japanese: I always buy it to make tail soup. Domestic Wagyu beef has a lot of oil, but this one has a moderate amount of oil and is delicious as it is without any preparation.

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Translated from Japanese: I bought these to make bone broth easily and they were better than I expected.
Preparing the meat beforehand is recommended because it can be finished deliciously with salt and pepper without any odor by removing the lye only once.
It was delicious even with oatmeal and risotto.

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Translated from Japanese: I cooked one in the oven and put the other in a stew. The result is odorless, soft and delicious.

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Translated from Japanese: This is my second time ordering. It was as delicious as last time, but this time it had a long bone and barely fit in the pressure cooker. 😅
It's like the meat in the old-fashioned anime Gyātoruzu. It's very satisfying to eat. I’d like to order again.

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Translated from Japanese: I stewed it in wine inside a pressure cooker. The meat is beautiful and the taste is very good! Speaking of treats in NZ, as I was eating this meat, I was happy that I could order and cook it so easily. I’d like to order again.

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I’m suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Translated from Japanese: I'm suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (CS), so I searched for safe meat that was drug-free and wasn't fed with strange foods. Sheep are said to be nutritious, but I can't find them in Japan, so I bought them in bulk up to the free shipping line, although it's a little expensive. I forcibly thawed and cooked it on the day I arrived, so it was still hard even if I used a pressure cooker, but it was delicious. I made tomato stew with it. The meat has a mellow lamb scent. Bone marrow is the best. The fat had a gummy-like feeling. I used to eat Genghis Khan, which only tasted like sauce, so I was satisfied with the lamb-taste spreading in my mouth. I'm looking forward to trying the other meats.

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Translated from Japanese: The delivery was quick and the meat was better than I had imagined! It's safe and secure and I think this price is a good deal. I will order again.