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Translated from Japanese: I ate it as pork shabu-shabu. It was full of flavor and very delicious.

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It melts.

Translated from Japanese: It was really soft, there was no bad smell, it was easy to eat and really delicious.
I overlooked the product description and let them defrost completely in the fridge overnight and it got hard to peel the meat off the paper. I felt that it’s helpful that all products have a description.

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Translated from Japanese: It was really delicious meat. Because I couldn’t finish it in one go, I will have a cold shabu salad today.

Dorobuta Free-Range Pork Ribeye Slices for Shabu Shabu (300g)

Horizon Farms
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These slices are made for the Japanese dish called Shabu-Shabu. Shabu Shabu is a Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water and served with dipping sauces - like a fondue. 

200g of extremely thin (1mm / 3/64″) slices of pork from the ribeye. One of the most expensive and sought-after cuts of pork. Highly marbled, tender, and very flavorful - hands down - this quality of meat is something you won't even find at a top-end Shabu Shabu restaurant in Japan. Not only is this the best of the best, but pork from the El Paso Ranch is also all-year free-roaming, free of antibiotics and growth-promoting hormones. This greatly improves the texture and the aroma of the pork meat. A difference you will see, smell, and taste. So much that we strongly advise tasting the pork without sauces first to appreciate the quality. 

To make it easy on you every slice is separated by a sheet as seen in the image. Usually, one person consumes 150g to 200g. For a family of 3, two packs are sufficient. We are also offering a more economically priced version from the pork shoulder. Give them both a try and decide who wins.

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 on the family-owned El Paso Ranch in Hokkaido that are raised completely free-range in the Tokachi area. And when we say free range we mean the real deal free-range. Spring, summer, autumn and winter - 24 hours, all year free-roaming on 30 hectares (75 acres) of land. Read more about the farm below.

Free-range pork, in this case, pastured pork tastes different because it is different! The pigs are able to exercise freely and build natural muscles without the aid of growth promoters. They get to wander and forage with the herd and interact and do not suffer the same stress as intensively farmed pigs. Give it a try and taste the difference! Raising pigs free-range on open pastures is an extremely cost-intensive operation that makes free-range pork more expensive compared to conventional pork products.





Contents

Contents 1 pack
Weight Approx. 300g (10oz.)
Serves Serves 1-2

Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 12h
In ice-water: approx. 30 min.
Cooking Method Shabu Shabu (Japanese hotpot)
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.

 

Details

Also known as Pork Ribeye, Pork Slices, Shabu-Shabu, Nabe, Nabemono, Shabushabu
Ingredients Pork
Country of Origin Hokkaido, Japan
Cut from Ribeye
Packaging Vacuum packed, each slice is separated by sheets

 

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 on the family-owned El Paso Ranch in Hokkaido that are raised completely free-range in the Tokachi area. And when we say free range we mean the real deal free-range. Spring, summer, autumn and winter - 24 hours, all year free-roaming on 30 hectares (75 acres) of land. The pigs are a slow and naturally grown British Camborough breed. They are fed a large variety of feed mixes that contain all kinds of grains, corn, soybeans, and other vegetables and farm produce (pigs can’t survive only on grass, so there won't be grass-fed pork any time soon). Newborn stay in a shelter together with their mother until they learn how to take care of themselves. No tail clipping of piglets, no gestation crates for sows. No factory farming. They receive all the respect, love and care. See for yourself, all images and videos are real.

 


✔ No factory farming! Humanely raised and treated with respect.
✔ No growth hormones, no subtherapeutic use of antibiotics - ever!
✔ All year free-range pasture-raised on 30 hectares (75 acres) of land. 
✔ One farm, one family, one processor - traceability from farm to fork.
✔ No gestation crates for sows. No teeth clipping or tail docking of piglets.
✔ Fed a large variety of grains, nuts and protein sources.

At A Glance

Pork Breed Camborough Pork
Farm/Ranch El Paso Rancho
Region Tokaichi, Hokkaido, Japan
Breeding All year 100% free-range pasture-raised 
Feeding A large variety of grains and protein sources (wheat, whey, corn, soybeans, vegetables).
Raised by Hirabayashi family and staff
Farming Experience Since 2005
Traceability 100% fully traceable from farm to fork
Hormones Never
Steroids Never
Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use Never
 

 

Pork Shabu Shabu Recipe Instructions

Dorobuta Ribeye Shabu Shabu Pork

We recommend defrosting the packs shortly before serving. Defrosting the thin slices over a long period of time, for example, more than 24h will make the pork fat too soft to handle. 

Dorobuta Ribeye Shabu Shabu Pork

Each slice is separated by a sheet. This way you can easily separate the thin slices.

Dorobuta Pork Shabu Shabu Slices Ribeye

There are two ways to do this. The informal way: you serve the pack as is on the table and each person takes a sheet and separates the pork slices themselves. 

Dorobuta Ribeye Shabu Shabu Pork

Or the more formal way: you separate all slices ahead and place them on a plate for your guests to take.

Dorobuta Shabu Shabu Pork Ribeye Slices

For a real Shabu Shabu experience, you will need a hot pot and a portable gas burner or hot plate for indoor use - a very common appliance in Japan. Once the water has reached boiling point reduce it to a simmer for cooking. Then add the vegetables. For high-quality meat, the broth for Shabu Shabu should be water and just a kombu seaweed. The meat and vegetables are dipped in sauce before eating. 

Dorobuta Shabu Shabu Ribeye Slices

Next, cook the pork, swishing the pieces lightly through the broth or submerging them briefly. Cook only one slice at a time, rather than trying to cook everything at once. 

Dorobuta Pork Shabu Shabu Pork Ribeye

Shabu Shabu should be enjoyed slowly like fondue, with the ingredients cooked over the course of the meal. Take the slice out of the broth once cooked - no worries if you eat slightly undercooked pork. 

Dorobuta Pork Shabu Shabu Ribeye Slices

Submerge the slice in your own small bowl of favorite sauce. The most popular sauces are Ponzu (a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine) and sesame sauce. Enjoy five-star quality Shabu Shabu at home with the whole family.

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Delicious

Translated from Japanese: I ate it as pork shabu-shabu. It was full of flavor and very delicious.

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It melts.

Translated from Japanese: It was really soft, there was no bad smell, it was easy to eat and really delicious.
I overlooked the product description and let them defrost completely in the fridge overnight and it got hard to peel the meat off the paper. I felt that it’s helpful that all products have a description.

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Translated from Japanese: It was really delicious meat. Because I couldn’t finish it in one go, I will have a cold shabu salad today.


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Translated from Japanese: It’s my first time making hamburger steak out of pork.
It was light and my family loved it.
I will buy it again.
Actually… our dog was also interested in it and seemed to want it.
I want to buy some for him, too.
Because he couldn’t stop sniffing it, I think it’s really delicious meat.

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Healthy meat!

Translated from Japanese: I mixed it with onions to make a hamburger steak. I made 3 large hamburgers. It's a small package, so you won’t waste any. It was delicious.

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Translated from Japanese: There is not much minced meat that you can eat with no worries, so this one saved me. I made meat sauce by mixing it with minced meat of grass-fed beef. It was better than usual. I thought that the ingredients are the most important when cooking.

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Organic and delicious

Translated from Japanese: I made a hamburger steak with this store’s minced pork and minced beef and it was very popular with my family!
Very delicious and I will order this again ^ - ^

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I made meatloaf

Translated from Japanese: I made meatloaf by combining this minced meat with minced meat from Australia.
I used onions, carrots, salt, pepper and soy sauce and kneaded everything with eggs until the meat turned sticky and formed it into sticks.
I put it in the oven at 170 degrees for 20 minutes first, and then at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
I made very delicious meatloaf 😘
The gravy, when you put it in your mouth, is the best.

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Delicious, spicy sausages

These sausages have just the right amount of flavor and spice and are very juicy. I have served them to friends and they all love them! They are pretty spicy for kids, though.
I recommend these if you like a bit of spice.

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Perfect spiciness!

Translated from Japanese: I cooked them in a frypan and then put them into a lentil stew. Without adding salt to the lentils, I ate it together and the perfect degree of spiciness was amazing.
Because the skin is thick, it’s very elastic, so there might be people who can’t bite through it with their teeth (I took a big bite). But if you properly use a knife and fork, you can eat with no problems. It might be better to cook the sausages on low flame until the skin is slightly burned. I didn’t cook them the way you can see them in the pictures on the website.
I will order again!

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Translated from Japanese: Perfect degree of spiciness. For me, the saltiness was a little too much.

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The outside is crispy! The inside meaty!

Translated from Japanese: Because of corona, I can’t go out, so I think having a BBQ can be fun. Spicy sausages and beer, there’s no better combination. The outside is crispy, there’s a prickling sound when you bite into them and the inside is juicy. Delicious~! These are big, filling sausages that are perfectly meaty. I want to try country style sausages next!

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Translated from Japanese: For those who love meat. The herbs and the Italian flavor are amazing, it made me think “This is awesome!” I might order them again.

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Translated from Japanese: It’s better to grill instead of boiling them.
When boiled, the skin remains and it’s difficult to eat.

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As gift

Translated from Japanese: When I was looking for a Father’s Day gift for my father who is a gourmet, I found this shop!
It looks delicious because it’s without additives! And it’s pork.
He told me that it was very filling, very juicy and delicious. I want to eat it myself next time (^^)

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Translated from Japanese: I started to worry about the effects of processed meat additives on my body, so I bought this. The meat tastes solid, juicy and delicious. When I cooked it with a skillet, the sausage stuck to the iron plate and the thin skin ripped. The gravy and fat poured out. I'll be careful not to tear it while cooking.

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Translated from Japanese: I'm in the process of reviewing my eating habits and found this store that is a little expensive but safe.
No seasoning or preparation is needed and it’s very enjoyable to cook it.
I want to try the other meat products, too.

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Even when you forget to defrost it

Translated from Japanese: Herb flavor is my favorite seasoning and it’s more delicious than any sausage I have ever eaten.
Even if I carelessly forgot to defrost it, I put it in a frying pan with water, covered it, cooked it slowly over low heat and cooked it over high heat until it turned brown.

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Translated from Japanese: I bought it before so it was delicious. It tastes very good whether you cook it as it is or put it in soup.

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As gift.

Translated from Japanese: The bacon in this photo looks very delicious and I bought it with sausages as a gift for Father's Day.
I don't see many additive-free, salt-free and delicious foods, so I was able to give a good gift.
Both my father and mother were pleased.
The store isn't too far away, so I'd like to go buy it for myself next time.

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Very delicious

Translated from Japanese: I eat it with toast every day. It's very delicious and I can have a peaceful day. Thank you.

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Translated from Japanese: I arrived here looking for additive-free bacon.
I took the plunge and bought them all at once and I was surprised at how delicious they were.
It’s currently sold out, but I would like to purchase it again (when they’re back in stock).

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Surprisingly delicious

Translated from Japanese: The natural flavor of the pork itself and the smoked flavor are exquisite and really delicious. I received thick slices, but the balance of the spices suit thin slices better.