Indulge in the exquisite taste of our Hokkaido-raised, free-range pork spare ribs. Each pack contains 4 conveniently pre-cut ribs, weighing a total of 400g (14.1oz). Characterized by the rich taste of meat around the ribs and the belly side. The juicy meat surrounding the bones boasts an intense umami flavor. With a well-balanced amount of fat, these ribs offer a delightful and flavorful experience, allowing you to enjoy the natural goodness of pork.
These are not only delicious with just simple seasonings, they also pair well with aromatic spices or sweet and savory sauces. Ideal for slow cooking or smoking, they can be marinated for a flavorful barbecue or baked in the oven with vegetables. Their versatility extends to creating rich and hearty simmered dishes, where the meat melts off the bones. Whether you choose a quick pressure cooker method or a slow simmer, these spare ribs promise a satisfying culinary adventure with their mouthwatering taste and adaptable cooking options.
✔ Raised free-range all-year-round in the beautiful and clean nature of Hokkaido. They grow up healthy and happy, basking in the sun and running around freely.
✔ No growth hormones, no subtherapeutic use of antibiotics - ever!
✔ Fed a large variety of clean, carefully selected, high-quality feed.
✔ No gestation crates for sows. No teeth clipping or tail docking of piglets.
✔ No factory farming! Humanely raised and treated with respect. The pigs live a much longer and happier life than other general farms.
✔ 100% traceability from farm to fork.
|Serves 1-2, depending on the recipe
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping and delivery is frozen
|Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
|In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 2h
|Oven, slow cook, smoke, BBQ
|Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 3 days.
|Also known as
|Baby back ribs, St. Louis style ribs, riblets, BBQ ribs
|Country of Origin
|Not vacuum packed due to the presence of bones
100% real free-range and naturally raised pork from Hokkaido, Japan, probably the only place in Japan that has space for free-roaming animals. Happy as a pig in mud. Bathing in the nearby river during summer and playing around on the snowfields in winter - that's the happy life of the pigs that are raised completely free-range in Hokkaido. And when we say free range we mean the real deal free-range. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter - 24 hours, all year free-range. The images below are actual photos of the farms.
At A Glance
|All year 100% free-range pasture-raised
|Farm / Ranch
|El Paso Ranch (Tokachi, Hokkaido)
|A large variety of grains, protein sources, and vegetables such as wheat, corn, soybeans, potatoes, acorns, grass roots, walnuts, bamboo grass, and yams.
|100% fully traceable from farm to fork
|Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use
|Livestock By-Product Use in Feed
The following images show the whole uncut rib, but note this product is pre-cut. Note you can also cook spare ribs in the pressure cooker and oven as well.
Make sure the ribs are thoroughly defrosted. Spare ribs need to be cooked slow and slow. Smoking is the best of course but for busy folks that won't be an option. So we cheat a little bit by using a pressure cooker. Simply season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Fit as much as you can into a pressure cooker and add a cup of beef stock made from bone broth or simply water if you don't have beef stock at hand.
Cook for 40 to 90 minutes - this highly depends on your pressure cooker. Pro tip: If you're not sure about cooking times, always undercook rather than overcook! You can always bring the food back under pressure and continue cooking until you're happy with the results. We cooked ours for 40 minutes with an electric pressure cooker.
Now let's transfer the spare ribs to an oven tray. Make sure you don't hold them by the bone as they might fall off.
Slather the spare ribs with plenty of BBQ sauce. Don't forget the bottom as well. Best is to use a brush if at hand. Be generous.
Next, we need to cook them for another 20 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) to caramelize the BBQ sauce make it sticky.
Once done take two forks and tear the ribs apart, they will fall apart easily. Serve while warm, don't forget the BBQ sauce! Incredibly juicy and ridiculously tasty. Loved all around the year.
Serve with fried potatoes and a coleslaw salad or corn knobs. Enjoy safe and high-quality pork spare ribs with the whole family.