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Beautiful Pork Shoulder!

I ordered your Skin On Free Range Pork Shoulder for my Christmas dinner. I defrosted as per instructions and seasoned well with sea salt, pepper, dill seeds and juniper. Roasted low and slow as per instructions and then cranked up the oven to 220 for the final 25mins for delicious crackling. I cooked the meat on a bed of onions and while resting, the pan juices made a flavourful gravy. Would definitely recommend and buy again!

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Skin-On Shoulder Roast (1.5kg)

Horizon Farms
PK333

Now, this is some special skin-on pork roast you'll likely not see anywhere else in Japan. Scored and netted roast right at the Borrowdale processing factory in Australia. Ready for the festive occasion with family and friends. All you need is to season to your liking and cook really slow in the oven for at least 2h at low temperatures. Of course, the absolute best way is to smoke such a magnificent piece, smoking might take 4h or more. The pork shoulder has a great abundance of darker meat and fat which makes the shoulder roast very juicy and fatty. If you roast it in the oven - use the drippings for the gravy sauce, there should be plenty for everyone. Serve with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Please note that skin-on pork might include a very small amount of bristle (stiff animal hair) - this is very natural and is not a safety or quality issue. If you prefer whiter and lean pork meat, we highly recommend opting for the striploin roast of pork which is also skin-on scored and netted. 

Rediscover the real taste of pork. Borrowdale pork is ethically raised family farmed pork in a stress-free environment, with the freedom to truffle, play, and wallow in the mud. Borrowdale's free-range pork has taken on the superior flavor and tenderness of pork from a bygone era. Free of growth hormones, antibiotics, or any nasties. Borrowdale pork has a superior flavor and tenderness that is all-natural and how pork should taste. Let your family rediscover the real taste of pork today. Read more about Borrowdale below.

Produced by family farmers Mark and Charisse Ladner from Gooralie Farm in Queensland, Australia. The farm is the only RSPCA approved (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) pig farmery in Queensland with the highest standards of ethical farming. It goes without saying that Borrowdale is part of the APIQ quality assurance program which sets the standards for responsible farming with care for animals, the environment, and their customers, by following safe and sustainable practices. To add to that, the pork has won the best pork award in Australia's "Steak Your Claim" in 2018. That's not all, Borrowdale is a 100% carbon neutral business, certified independently - they offset the carbon emissions by financing climate-friendly projects worldwide. Borrowdale only uses the International Gold Standard Certification of verifiable carbon credits as prescribed under the Kyoto Protocol.


 

Contents

Contents 1 netted roast
Weight 1.5kg (3.3lbs)
Serves Serves 3-6


Shipping & Handling

Shipping Shipping and delivery is frozen
Handling Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
Defrosting Time In the fridge: approx. 48h
In ice-water: approx. Not recommended
Cooking Method Oven or smoking only
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.

 

Details

Also known as Pork roast, crackling roast, Christmas roast, Holiday Roast, Skin-On Pork Shoulder
Country of Origin Australia
Importer Horizon Farms, Inc.
Ingredients Pork
Cut From Shoulder
Category Roasts
Packaging Vacuum packed

 

Borrowdale Free Range Pork


 

✔ The Borrowdale brand is produced by Mark and Charisse Ladner who are the owners and operators of the Gooralie farm which is a free-range pork family business producing humanely farmed RSPCA Approved pork on their property near Goondiwindi, on Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs.

✔ Their farm is the longest standing RSPCA Approved piggery in Australia and the only approved pig farm in Queensland.

✔ The pigs live outdoors where they can truffle and play.

✔ Sows raise their piglets in individual straw-filled huts and have room to roam, can wallow in mud, and socialize with each other.  Absolutely no gestation crates.

✔ Pigs are fed a natural, nutritiously balanced diet free of chemical residue, antibiotics, and growth hormones. All feed is free of GMOs.

✔ Of course, the animals do not undergo painful teeth clipping and tail docking and are free of nose rings. 

✔ Borrowdale (a subdivision of Arcadian Organics) is a certified 100% carbon neutral business.

 


At A Glance

Pork Breed Berkshire Mixed Breed
Farm/Ranch Gooralie Farm
Region Goondiwindi in Queensland, Australia
Breeding All-time free-range pasture/mud raised
Raised By Mark and Charisse Ladner
Farming Experience Since 1999
Feeding Natural non-GMO feed only. Corn, barley, wheat, soybean meal, extraction meal, mineral mixtures. 
Traceability 100% fully traceable from farm to fork
Growth Hormones Never
Steroids Never
Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use Never
Animal By-Product Feeding Never
GMO Feed Never

Pork Skin-On Shoulder Roast Recipe Instructions

Borrowdale Skin-On Shoulder Roast

Completely defrost the roast in the fridge over a span of 2 days. Make sure it is completely defrosted to the core. 

Borrowdale Skin-On Shoulder Roast

Natural skin-on pork shoulder from free-range pigs will have small amounts of bristle (stiff animal hair) - this is not a safety or quality concern. You can leave them in or pull them out with a tweezer. 

Borrowdale Skin-On Shoulder Roast

Season the roast to your liking. Remember the outside skin is already scored - we recommend trying to get seasoning between the cuts as well. Don't forget the bottom of the roast.

Borrowdale Skin-On Shoulder Roast

Do not cut or modify the net. It is safe for oven cooking and food-graded material. Now comes the important part. Due to its size, you need to cook the roast very slowly over a long period of time. Only this way the heat will reach the core of the roast while at the same time not completely burning off the top layer of skin and fat. The cooking length heavily depends on your oven type. Start with 140 degrees Celsius (280 degrees Fahrenheit) for 90 minutes, check the core temperature with a meat thermometer every 30 minutes, increase the temperature for the last 30 minutes to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for a nice and crispy crackling.

 Borrowdale Free Range Pork Skin-On Shoulder Roast

Once the internal temperature has reached 62 degrees Celsius (145 degrees Fahrenheit) remove the roast from the heat and let it rest for another 15 minutes. It will continue to cook on the inside. Be careful, as the fat has liquified and is seriously hot.

Borrowdale Free-Range Skin-On Pork Shoulder Roast

Use a large sharp knife and slice the roast in front of everybody. Take a look at this juiciness. Make sure to serve while warm for the best taste experience. Sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Do not throw away the drippings in the roast pan. They make an awesome and flavorful gravy sauce. Enjoy.

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Beautiful Pork Shoulder!

I ordered your Skin On Free Range Pork Shoulder for my Christmas dinner. I defrosted as per instructions and seasoned well with sea salt, pepper, dill seeds and juniper. Roasted low and slow as per instructions and then cranked up the oven to 220 for the final 25mins for delicious crackling. I cooked the meat on a bed of onions and while resting, the pan juices made a flavourful gravy. Would definitely recommend and buy again!


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Delicious!!!

Translated from Japanese: I purchased this to make bone broth. I simmered the bones with white onions, carrots, and garlic and finally seasoned everything with sea salt.
Although it was my first purchase, I bought in bulk, so I was worried if it would be delicious, but as mentioned by the others, there was no odor and it was really delicious.
It's so delicious even though it's made properly ... Even if it's a little expensive, it's well worth it.
I got all the meat attached to the bones.
Thank you!

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Translated from Japanese: I’ve been ordering it many times. I will order again.

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Translated from Japanese: I bought it to make bone broth.
It has less fat than the ones that are usually sold in supermarkets and the meat is firmly attached.
The scent is also completely different.
The price is high, but I will order it again.

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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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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.