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All Natural Free Range Pork Belly (800g)

Horizon Farms
PK360

Please note that this product has suffered a price increase per 100g due to increased farming costs by the farm in Hokkaido. The size has been changed from 1kg to 800g. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused hereby and ask for your understanding.

This is the whole pork belly, skinless and boneless. The pork belly is a very fatty cut of meat and can be found in many Southeast Asian cuisines. In the west, especially in the United Kingdom, the pork belly is either used as a roast or processed into bacon. In Japan, the pork belly is either thinly sliced for various dishes or used for an Okinawan dish called Rafute. 

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 800g (1.8lbs.)
Serves Serves 4-6, depending on the recipe

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. 3h
Cooking Method Slow Cooking, Braising
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.

 

Details

Also known as Pork belly, Uncured Bacon
Ingredients Pork
Country of Origin Hokkaido, Japan
Cut from Pork belly
Packaging Vacuum packed

 

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
Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use Never
 

 

Pork Belly Recipe Instructions

Customer Reviews

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Translated from Japanese: Thank you very much for your kindness and delivery!
As always, I’m very satisfied with the delicious meat.

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Translated from Japanese: I purchased this to make bacon. I used to buy a block of domestic pork belly at a butcher’s shop, but it's a little far away, so recently I bought a block of American pork belly at a local supermarket to make bacon. What I noticed is that the amount of liquid that comes out when salted is larger than that of domestic pork and I think the way the meat shrinks when smoked is intense, so I thought about using domestic pork belly again. That’s how I found this free-range pork. It's still salted and aging, but obviously the amount of liquid that comes out of the block, compared to American pork belly, is less and it feels solid. The color of the meat when it arrived was beautiful and the color of the meat at this stage, when still salted, is deep red, which is nice. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of bacon it will be when it’s smoked.

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Thank you for the delicious and safe meat.

Translated from Japanese: Thank you for the delicious and safe meat. Free-range pigs are made into roasted pork. However, it’s very disappointing that the size has been reduced to 800g. There may be distribution circumstances, but as a purchaser it’s a pitty.

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Optimal to make bacon

Translated from Japanese: I bought 800g x 3 packs, but I received 1kg x 3 packs.
Thank you very much.
I made bacon and it was very delicious.
I would like to purchase it again.

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Translated from Japanese: It’s always suitable for making char siu (Cantonese dish) and pulled pork. It's more expensive than the meat in the supermarket, but you can eat it with confidence and the taste is very delicious, so I will order it again in the future ♪


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Will reorder!

Translated from Japanese: I'm very satisfied!
I baked it for Christmas! The skin was thin and crispy and it was the best. I sprinkled it with herb salt before baking, put garlic, salted lemon, pesticide-free citrus inside half of the chicken and baked it in a 27 cm Le Creuset with flavored vegetables arranged around the outside of the chicken. I put butter between the outer skin and the meat underneath to make the breast meat moister. There were other things to eat as well, so this size was enough for three people.

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Translated from Japanese: It was very delicious.
Thank you.

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It was delicious!

Translated from Japanese: I wanted to eat samgyetang with my family on New Year's Day and after searching for chicken on several websites, I thought that the meat of Horizon Farms, which I had purchased before, was the safest, so I bought it.
The meat was firm, filling and delicious.
The amount was larger than I had expected, so I cooked glutinous rice with the remaining amount and enjoyed the chicken until the end.

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Translated from Japanese: This is my first time buying it and I wonder what was the chicken I had eaten so far? This was so juicy and rich in taste.
It's our annual roast chicken and my children were cheering that it was delicious many times.
I want to order it again ♪

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Translated from Japanese: I ordered this to make roasted chicken for our Christmas treat. The price is high, but I was relieved because I wanted safe organic chicken. When roasted in the oven, the outside was crispy and the inside was juicy and delicious. I will order it again next year.

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Translated from Japanese: Recently, I buy it with other meat every time. The bone broth made from these chicken bones is very delicious. Even though it's chicken bones, they have a fair amount of meat, so I'm looking forward to eating it. I used to make it in a slightly shallow pot, but I bought a pan for bone broth. I'm looking forward to it. Thank you for the wonderful product. I will order again.

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Translated from Japanese: I'm reordering to make bone broth. It’s delicious without any odor.

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I always order here. Safe, secure, easy to make and delicious

Translated from Japanese: Since I started buying here, making chicken bone broth has become really easy and delicious.
It's processed very neatly and it's organic, so I put it in a pot without any pretreatment and make bone broth with flavored vegetables. I'm very satisfied because it's always the same and delicious. I always buy in bulk.
There are more and more attractive products, so I think it's a great deal to get as much as you want until you apply for free shipping. From ordering to the arrival of the goods, everything is very smooth, very convenient and helpful.

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Translated from Japanese: I always buy it.
I want you to continue to provide good quality products.

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Very delicious!

Translated from Japanese: I originally bought two packs for New Year. There are two chicken bones in one pack. I made chicken broth immediately. I made a very delicious broth and I got four small Ziploc broth soups. I have it every day with my dog! Of course, it’s chewy, too. Also, after finishing the soup, there was 350g of meat from the bones, so I gave it to my dog who loved it. I'll make it again ~ ♪

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You can make the best bone broth

Translated from Japanese: I made oxtail bone broth with the most collagen.
The meat is so beautiful that you don't even need to remove the lye, so you can quickly squeeze it in hot water.
I just simmered it with vegetables and had a delicious bone broth.
It’s one of my favorite products that I have been ordering many times.

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For oxtail soup

Translated from Japanese: I always make oxtail soup out of it and it’s delicious.
There is also a moderate amount of oil and you can make it delicious enough just by boiling it.

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It’s delicious

Translated from Japanese: I made tail soup for the first time! Even if you don’t wash the meat with water, the soup tastes delicious without any odor and with just a little bit of lye. If you simmer it for at least 3 hours, the meat will be tender and really delicious. I will order again.

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Translated from Japanese: First, I made oxtail soup, after that I boiled the peeled meat that was in one half of the soup and made oxtail curry.
I cut off the excess fat, which was also easy to use afterwards. After thawing, a little blood came out, so once I boiled the meat, I got a gentle and delicious soup without any smell. My family loved it.
I will order again.

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Increased umami?

Translated from Japanese: Previously, I boiled it with water, carefully drained everything and spilled more hot water on it. After repeating this 1 to 3 times, I made bone broth with a pressure cooker. I watched a video of a cooking researcher and changed my mind. That person put the meat in boiling water and there was only a small amount of lye on the surface, so I think the taste when made into bone broth must be strong. It also saves water… Now, I make bone broth exclusively in this way and it’s delicious.

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Translated from Japanese: Since it’s meat with bones, I stewed it steadily. I want to get collagen.

It was my mistake that the plastic came up after boiling it for a few hours. There was hard, transparent plastic shaped like a sock that seems to have been wrapped around the bones. I thawed the meat, washed it lightly and put it in a pot, but I didn't notice the plastic at all.

I have to be careful next time.

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One word: It's the best

Translated from Japanese: I made simmered Beijing home-style lamb and radish for the first time in a long time for New Year!
My whole family loved it!
I just simmered it for about 40 minutes in a pressure cooker and another 20 minutes with radish. The meat is firm and has no odor.

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Translated from Japanese: I made Chanasan Makh out of it and it was delicious. The meat had good quality.

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Translated from Japanese: I purchased this for Christmas.
I slowly simmered it in tomato sauce at a low temperature in the oven.
There was no odor peculiar to lamb meat and it was very delicious. I’m glad I bought it.

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Translated from Japanese: After trial and error on how to eat my favorite lamb shank deliciously, I ended up with a simple cooking method of boiled water. Half of the soup and meat is curry and the other half is kishimen, which is a specialty of Henan Province, China. The soup is incredibly delicious with just salt and white pepper. At first, I used to use a lot of garlic, green onions, and condiments, but Horizon Farms' lamb has an elegant flavor, so a minimum amount of seasoning is enough to make it delicious.