A 1kg (2.2lbs) portion of the hind leg of pork, also known as ham. The perfect economical cut for slow cooking. This cut does amazingly well in a pressure cooker. If you prefer your meat to have a characteristic bite to it - you can go for a slow-cooked oven roast. Compared to the shoulder roast the ham has less marbling and can therefore be tougher if not cooked slow.
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. 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. Give it a try and taste the difference!
Approx. 1kg (2.2lbs)
Serves 3-5, depending on the recipe
Shipping & Handling
Shipping and delivery is frozen
Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
In the fridge: approx. 36h In ice-water: not recommended
Slow cooking only
Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months) Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.
Also known as
Pork boneless leg, pork ham, pork roast
Country of Origin
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). Newborns stay in a shelter together with their mothers 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
El Paso Rancho
Tokaichi, Hokkaido, Japan
All year 100% free-range pasture-raised
A large variety of grains and protein sources (wheat, whey, corn, soybeans, vegetables).
Defrost the roast in the fridge for at least 24h. Once completely defrosted, pat dry with a paper towel. We highly recommend using butcher's twine to retain the round shape of the roast. Butchers twine is available in most supermarkets and 100 yen shops in Japan.
Use olive oil and your favorite seasoning spice. Try out Horizon Farms' all-natural spice blend for roasts.
Prepare a fry-pan or skillet to very hot. All we want to do here is to sear all the sides very quickly. 20 seconds on each side should do it.
Place the seared roast on an oven tray.
Place in the center of a preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit) for at least 60 minutes.
Make sure the core of the roast has reached at least 60 degrees Celsius (145 degrees Fahrenheit) before you take the roast out of the oven. Allow it to rest for an additional 5-10 minutes as it continues to cook on residual heat.
Use a sharp large knife to cut the roast into thin slices. Notice the crispy outside layer.
Rediscover the real taste of pork. Free-range pork from Hokkaido. Enjoy.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Translated from Japanese: I made bone broth soup for the first time, but it was delicious with almost no red color!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Translated from Japanese: I used it for stewed dishes.
It was very delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.