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Really delicious! It seems to have become my go-to meat. My camping repertoire has expanded!

Translated from Japanese: Salt, garlic and black pepper are enough for this meat. It’s the finest gem.

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Absolutely delicious

Don’t eat pork very often but couldn’t resist buying because it just looked so delicious and reminded me of special dinners with my family. Ordered instead of turkey or lamb for Christmas dinner and couldn’t have been happier. My slow cooked pot roast was moist, delicious and flavourful. Both skin and meat had a nice, mild, clean taste which I think comes from the way the pig was raised. Will definitely buy again even though it’s a lot for one person. Saved bones for broth.

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Deliciousness I have never eaten before

Translated from Japanese: When I wanted to make a Danish-style roasted pork Flæskesteg, I found this meat with skin and bought it.
When roasted in the oven, according to the cooking method here, the skin turned crispy, the fat was delicious, and the meat part was delicious lean meat, which was very satisfying.
Pork with skin is hard to come by, so I would like to buy it again.

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Delicious meat.

Translated from Japanese: There is no doubt that this meat is delicious.
I misunderstood and thought this is ribs with skin.
I boiled it and it turned out hard so I couldn't chew it
It’s probably delicious when you cook it in the oven.

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Delicious (from the meat) to the fat!

Translated from Japanese: Without using an oven, I cooked it in a layered pot.
My ingredients were simply salt, pepper and garlic.
I used a big amount of salt, but the outcome was just right and to my satisfaction!
I cut a little more than half of the fat off and stir-fried it with konjac and vegetables for a different dish. That one turned out delicious, too. Even though it was fat, it didn’t cause heartburn.
For those who can’t stop eating, it’s better to cut off only a smart amount of the meat and preserve the rest in the freezer. It’s convenient for days with little time or when you don’t want to cook.

Borrowdale Free-Range Skin-On Pork Rack (1-2kg)

Horizon Farms
PK340S
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Description

The whole rack of pork with skin on for the classic crackling for the festive occasions. Frenched cut (bones exposed) also known as standing pork rib. We import these directly from the farm in Australia chilled and freeze them in Japan for longer-lasting quality and freshness - this way we can guarantee the freshness and examine every package before freezing. Each rack has around 4-6 ribs. We recommend using a string to tie the roast to keep it in a rounder shape for a great visual. You can use any string as long as it is 100% cotton. See the cooking 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 Roast
Weight Available Sizes: 1kg, 1.5kg, 2kg
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, Smoking
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.

 

Details

Also known as Pork loin, Crackling, Frenched Rack, Bone-in Loin, Pork Chops
Country of Origin Australia
Importer Horizon Farms, Inc.
Ingredients Pork
Cut From Loin
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

Skin-On Pork Rack Recipe Instructions
 Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

Completely defrost in the fridge. We do not recommend defrosting in water due to the size of the roast. Although the outside might defrost quickly the core of the roast may stay solid frozen. Please allow at least 2 days for a slow and safe defrosting process in the fridge.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

The rack is pre-frenched (bones partly exposed) but in order to keep the bones from piercing through the packaging, the meat in between the ribs has been left on. For a better visual we recommend removing the meat in between. All you need is a sharp knife. 

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

Use a very sharp knife, or better, a utility knife, and make very deep insertions into the fat layer of the roast. Any pattern is fine but leave space between the insertions. Next, tightly tie up the roast with a cotton string. There is no special technique or "right" way. The purpose is to keep the roast in a nice round shape while cooking. 

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

Time to spice the roast. We use fresh thyme (dry is okay also), garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Make sure you cover all corners of the roast. Some folks like to stuff the roast. If you like to stuff the roast with garlic or seasoning we recommend using the space between the skin and the meat.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

When seasoning meat we always recommend using coarse grind seasoning for a better experience. 

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius (430 degrees Fahrenheit) and place the roast on a shallow oven tray and set the timer to 20 minutes. This is to crisp up the roast, especially the skin. Once done, lower the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) and let it roast for about 30 minutes. Because every oven differs it is necessary to check on the roast every 15 minutes. 

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

Once the internal temperature of the roast reaches at least 65 degrees Celsius (150 degrees Fahrenheit) take it out of the oven and let it rest for another 10 minutes. Look at this majestic piece. 

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

Once everyone is seated and everything is ready, slice between the ribs and serve while warm. If the core of the roast is of light (white) color and cooked you don't have to worry about pink or red meat color - especially around the bones. This is not blood but myoglobin (an oxygen-carrying protein) and perfectly safe to eat.

Borrowdale Free-Range Pork Rack

Serve with pork-based gravy sauce. Mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes if necessary. Enjoy.

Customer Reviews

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Really delicious! It seems to have become my go-to meat. My camping repertoire has expanded!

Translated from Japanese: Salt, garlic and black pepper are enough for this meat. It’s the finest gem.

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Absolutely delicious

Don’t eat pork very often but couldn’t resist buying because it just looked so delicious and reminded me of special dinners with my family. Ordered instead of turkey or lamb for Christmas dinner and couldn’t have been happier. My slow cooked pot roast was moist, delicious and flavourful. Both skin and meat had a nice, mild, clean taste which I think comes from the way the pig was raised. Will definitely buy again even though it’s a lot for one person. Saved bones for broth.

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Deliciousness I have never eaten before

Translated from Japanese: When I wanted to make a Danish-style roasted pork Flæskesteg, I found this meat with skin and bought it.
When roasted in the oven, according to the cooking method here, the skin turned crispy, the fat was delicious, and the meat part was delicious lean meat, which was very satisfying.
Pork with skin is hard to come by, so I would like to buy it again.

J
J.
Delicious meat.

Translated from Japanese: There is no doubt that this meat is delicious.
I misunderstood and thought this is ribs with skin.
I boiled it and it turned out hard so I couldn't chew it
It’s probably delicious when you cook it in the oven.

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Delicious (from the meat) to the fat!

Translated from Japanese: Without using an oven, I cooked it in a layered pot.
My ingredients were simply salt, pepper and garlic.
I used a big amount of salt, but the outcome was just right and to my satisfaction!
I cut a little more than half of the fat off and stir-fried it with konjac and vegetables for a different dish. That one turned out delicious, too. Even though it was fat, it didn’t cause heartburn.
For those who can’t stop eating, it’s better to cut off only a smart amount of the meat and preserve the rest in the freezer. It’s convenient for days with little time or when you don’t want to cook.


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There is no doubt that I will order again

Translated from Japanese: I’m able to make bone broth soupevery time without smelling meat.
I’m ordering again ⭐︎

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My body is healed

Translated from Japanese: I bought it to make bone broth soup as a treatment for leaky gut.
While cooking, I was surprised that it didn't smell at all.
I also simmered chicken wings together with it.
The finished soup had no odor, was light and it felt like it soaked into my body.
Looking at the philosophy of this ranch and the pictures of the grazing scenery, I thought that I should thank the chickens for their lives again and for those who are involved in this.
Thank you.

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I made a delicious soup

Translated from Japanese: I used it to make chicken bone soup.
I was very satisfied with the fact that I made more than I expected and the taste of the finished product was delicious. The meat around the bones was also carefully removed and used for cooking a different meal, which made this a great deal.

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The sincerity has been transmitted

Translated from Japanese: The delivery was quick and good.
Considering my body’s health, I chose this because I wanted to make bone broth soup.
A pamphlet is also enclosed
I was able to understand what the producer was feeling.
The enclosed pamphlet helps me understand more.
I will order again.
Thank you very much.

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Delicious!

Translated from Japanese: You can make very delicious bone broth! My whole family loves them in soup and curry.

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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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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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Really delicious

Translated from Japanese: I made a simple soup with green onions, radish and these oxtails.
The seasoning I used was only salt, pepper and soy sauce and when I slowly simmered it, it connected with the flavor of the vegetables and turned very delicious.
The price is high and it's a shame that we have to compromise with the price because it's grass-fed.

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Translated from Japanese: I made a rich and delicious tail soup.
The more it was stewed, the sweeter it became and the deeper the flavor got.

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Translated from Japanese: I got it to make bone broth soup. The store was very polite and nice and the product itself is also very nice. It has a strong taste, and above all, it’s grass-fed meat, so you can eat it with no worries. I will order again.

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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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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.

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Translated from Japanese: It was fresh and good
I’m very satisfied
Thank you very much

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Translated from Japanese: I haven’t been able to eat in a restaurant because of corona, so I wanted to have something that is just as delicious, even if made at home. My family likes lamb, so I searched for lamb shanks. It was my first time buying here, but I was very satisfied. It was my first time seeing raw lamb shank, but it was very beautiful and my impression after eating was that it’s tender and delicious with no odor. For those who want to give this a try, if you have a pressure cooker, wine and rosemary, it will be delicious. I recommend it. Next weekend, I gave the recipe on the website a try and my family loved it.

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Translated from Japanese: I used it for stewed dishes.
It was very delicious.