Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Whole Spare Ribs (2-3kg)

Horizon Farms
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Description

Massive and meaty spare ribs from the center portion of the belly. Not to be confused with the smaller back ribs (also known as baby back ribs). Spare ribs are much bigger and contain larger proportions of meat, you can choose from available sizes. Borrowdale free-range Berkshire pork comes with excellent marbling and a great fat to meat ratio - the highest quality of spare ribs that money can buy. These are made for slow-cooking or smoking. Cut by the expert butchers from Borrowdale into St. Louis Style spare ribs, ready for cooking. An excellent choice at any time of the year. Busy folks like to cheat a bit and pre-cook the ribs in a pressure cooker and then finish them in the oven for extra crispiness. Don't forget the BBQ sauce - absolutely essential. See the instructions below.

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 Pack
Weight Available Sizes: 2kg (4.4lbs), 2.5kg (5.6lbs), 3kg (6.6lbs)
Serves Serves 4-7


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 Slow cooking, 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 Spare ribs, back ribs, saint Louis, st Louis, st. Louis style, bbq ribs, smoking ribs
Country of Origin Australia
Importer Horizon Farms, Inc.
Ingredients Pork
Cut From Belly
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 Spare Ribs Recipe Instructions

 Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spare Ribs

First of all, make sure you have completely defrosted the whole spare rib. Due to its size, we do not recommend defrosting in water. Once defrosted pat dry with a paper towel.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spare Ribs

Now comes a very important part. Turn the spare ribs bone up and take a few seconds to remove the tough membrane. If you leave the membrane attached your ribs will result in less-flavorful ribs and a tough texture.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spareribs

If your grill, smoker, or pressure cooker is not big enough, simply cut the slab into smaller ribs - make sure to cut between the bones.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spareribs

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.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spareribs

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.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spareribs

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.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spare Ribs

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. 

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spare Ribs

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.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spare Ribs

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. 

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spare Ribs

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. 

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Spare Ribs

Serve with fried potatoes and a coleslaw salad or corn knobs. Enjoy safe and high-quality pork spare ribs with the whole family.


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Translated from Japanese: I bought it many times already to make soup. I add the chicken bones to the finished soup and boil it for the second time to make the chicken broth soup.

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Translated from Japanese: These are chicken frames that have been processed very beautifully.
The quality is safe and there is no odor even if you simmer it according to the reviews of other people.
I will order it again!

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Translated from Japanese: I’ve reordered this many times
Recently, I’ve been boiling the two chicken frames, divide the finished product into bottles, freeze it, put it in the refrigerator the day before and drink it in the morning or use it for cooking that day.

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I made a delicious bone broth soup.

Translated from Japanese: A delicious bone broth soup was made with beautiful bones. Both my mother and I have improved our gut health.

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Translated from Japanese: I made bone broth soup for the first time, but it was delicious with almost no red color!

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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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Used for Samgyetang

Translated from Japanese: I ordered it to make Samgyetang and because it’s a whole chicken, I put ginseng inside it.
I made a full soup like that, ate the meat at home and took the soup to work with me so I could drink it there. The body heats up from it.
Because I’m used to it, I break the chicken into adequate pieces for myself, use the frames for soup, freeze whatever is left and cook what I need.
Eating just one wing is economical.

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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 made tail soup. It was light, rich and delicious. My children also liked it and drank it. I want to order again.

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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.

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The cost performance is good

Translated from Japanese: The meat part was delicious. I put all 3 packs together and made a marrow soup. I boiled it for about 5 minutes. I think this is a product that is delicious and has excellent cost performance.