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Delicious

Translated from Japanese: I cooked it in chunks at low temperature.
It was delicious pork.

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Translated from Japanese: It's really delicious. The volume is amazing, too. Using sea salt is enough, just as mentioned in the description.

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I still want to eat it.

Translated from Japanese: After getting pork belly, I ordered shoulder loin. The meat was also tender and chewy. I had it as tonteki. It’s really delicious pork.

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I tried making tonteki.

Translated from Japanese: Instead of roasting, I cut it and ate it as tonteki. As usual, it was delicious. It's a real difference that you don’t feel heavy after eating. I will order again.

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Just right!!!!

Translated from Japanese: Last time, I bought pork belly slices and they were very delicious
This time, I got pork shoulder.
It was a little difficult to slice because it was a block. I used two of the thick slices I cut with ginger to stir fry it.
It doesn't have the pork odor that is common on the market and it's just right without too much fat.
Above all, I can eat without any worries!

All Natural Free Range Pork Shoulder (800g)

Horizon Farms
PK364

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 800g (1.7lbs) of the pork shoulder, highly marbled and most likely the highest quality of free-range pork you can put your hands on in Japan. Skinless and boneless. This is top-notch quality, incredibly juicy when cooked as a roast in just 45 min. You can use the pork shoulder to make Japanese tonkatsu. Slow cook for pulled pork or smoke for an incredible juicy experience. Check out the video and the cooking instructions further below.

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 4-5, 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. 4h
Cooking Method Slow Cooking, Braising, Smoking, Roasting
Expiration Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.

 

Details

Also known as Pork Shoulder, Pork Butt, Pulled Pork, Pork Collar
Ingredients Pork
Country of Origin Hokkaido, Japan
Cut from Pork Shoulder
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
Growth-Hormones Never
Subtherapeutic Use of Antibiotics Never
 

Pork Shoulder Recipe Instructions

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Defrost the pork shoulder pack in the fridge for about 48h or in cold water for about 3h. Open the pack and let the pork shoulder breathe and sit at normal room temperature for about 15 min. 

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Use olive oil and your favorite rub, we use a mix of sea salt, freshly ground pepper, garlic powder, paprika powder, a tiny bit of dill powder and mustard powder. Cover the shoulder from all sides. Next, before we roast the shoulder in the oven we want to crisp the outside. For that, we need a very hot frying pan or skillet. Make sure it's hot - really hot. Also, make sure you turn on your range hood to max power.

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Cook the shoulder from all sides, keep turning. The goal is not to cook the inside but only the outside layer.

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Place on an oven tray. There is no need to use an oven bag or aluminum foil. 

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Prepare your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Depending on your oven 800g of meat requires up to 1h. The best is to set it to 60 minutes and to check at 30 min and 45 min again. We use a meat thermometer. Check out our high-end meat thermometers.

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Our roast took 45 minutes. We used our leave-in thermometer with an LED indicator that lets us know once the internal temperature has reached 60 degrees Celsius. 

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Contrary to popular belief good quality pork can be consumed medium and does not have to be thoroughly cooked. If you know where your meat comes from there is no reason to worry. Cook to 60 degrees Celsius 145 degrees Fahrenheit and leave the roast sitting on a cutting board for 10 min for medium. If you prefer your pork well done, wait until the internal temperature reaches 70 degrees Celsius 160 degrees Fahrenheit before removing the roast from the oven.

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Take a look at this juicy pork. Incredibly juicy and crispy on the outside. 

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Slightly pink (medium) is the way to go when it comes to high quality and highly marbled pork meat. Give it a try. You can always finish cooking pork to the desired doneness in the fry-pan.

Free Range Pork Shoulder

Taste the difference and enjoy.

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Delicious

Translated from Japanese: I cooked it in chunks at low temperature.
It was delicious pork.

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Translated from Japanese: It's really delicious. The volume is amazing, too. Using sea salt is enough, just as mentioned in the description.

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I still want to eat it.

Translated from Japanese: After getting pork belly, I ordered shoulder loin. The meat was also tender and chewy. I had it as tonteki. It’s really delicious pork.

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I tried making tonteki.

Translated from Japanese: Instead of roasting, I cut it and ate it as tonteki. As usual, it was delicious. It's a real difference that you don’t feel heavy after eating. I will order again.

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Just right!!!!

Translated from Japanese: Last time, I bought pork belly slices and they were very delicious
This time, I got pork shoulder.
It was a little difficult to slice because it was a block. I used two of the thick slices I cut with ginger to stir fry it.
It doesn't have the pork odor that is common on the market and it's just right without too much fat.
Above all, I can eat without any worries!


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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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Translated from Japanese: I use this to make bone broth!
Just by boiling, delicious stock comes out and I drink it almost every day.
Indispensable in my home!!!

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Translated from Japanese: I bought it to make bone broth.
The number of days from ordering to delivery is quick which is convenient.
Above all, I’m happy that a delicious soup is made without any odor.
I would like to order again.

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Translated from Japanese: There was no odor and it was in a beautiful state!
I used it for bone broth and I managed to cook a beautiful golden soup.
I will order again ^ _ ^

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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.