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Translated from Japanese: Because it’s pork shoulder, I tried boiling it.
I thought it would be hard, but it was soft enough and the fat was delicious and I was very satisfied.

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Translated from Japanese: I wanted to use it for grilled ginger, so I cut it into several pieces, and sautéed it to eat with my husband. I wanted to eat a lot, but quickly felt full. Despite this, the fat wasn’t heavy and didn’t make my stomach feel badly, so it was delicious!

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Translated from Japanese: I’m reordering. It's really delicious. I look forward to ordering from you again.

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Translated from Japanese: The meat is as shown in the image of the product introduction.
It has good tendons and is chewy and delicious.
After thawing, I soaked it in brin e solution and baked it at 120 ° C for 60 minutes to make roast pork.

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Translated from Japanese: I bought it to make roast pork.
It was very delicious.

All Natural Free Range Pork Shoulder (1kg)

Horizon Farms
PK364

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Description

This is 1kg of the pork shoulder, highly marbled and most likely the highest quality of free-range 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 Approx. 1kg (2.2lbs.)
Package Dimensions 10 x 8 x 16cm (3.9" x 3.1" x 6.2")
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
Steroids 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 1kg 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.

Customer Reviews

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Translated from Japanese: Because it’s pork shoulder, I tried boiling it.
I thought it would be hard, but it was soft enough and the fat was delicious and I was very satisfied.

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Translated from Japanese: I wanted to use it for grilled ginger, so I cut it into several pieces, and sautéed it to eat with my husband. I wanted to eat a lot, but quickly felt full. Despite this, the fat wasn’t heavy and didn’t make my stomach feel badly, so it was delicious!

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Translated from Japanese: I’m reordering. It's really delicious. I look forward to ordering from you again.

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Translated from Japanese: The meat is as shown in the image of the product introduction.
It has good tendons and is chewy and delicious.
After thawing, I soaked it in brin e solution and baked it at 120 ° C for 60 minutes to make roast pork.

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Translated from Japanese: I bought it to make roast pork.
It was very delicious.


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Also for pets

Translated from Japanese: The bone broth made from this chicken is also very delicious, but I am very pleased that I can scrape off the meat after taking the soup stock and give it to my pet cat. It’s a product that everyone, both pets and families, will appreciate.

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Very satisfied!!!!!

Translated from Japanese: I made bone broth soup. It was delicious without any odor. It's non-genetically modified meat, so I'm happy to eat it with confidence. It seems that you will not be able to eat anything other than this meat (laughs)
I will continue to purchase it.

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Translated from Japanese: I received very cleanly processed chicken frames with no odor. I used them to make bone broth.
We enjoyed the soup simply seasoned with salt and pepper, toshikoshi soba, New Year's ozoni, ramen and curry. Thank you for the good products!!!

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Translated from Japanese: As you can see in other reviews, these are very beautifully processed chicken frames. I boiled them in a pot without adding any spices to eliminate the odor, but there was no odor during cooking. A clean and clear soup was made.
I want to order it again!

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For bone broth soup

Translated from Japanese: It was a volume that I couldn't think of as 1.5 kg! I came here looking for meat that I could eat with no worries. I’d like it if you also offered different types of chicken wings.

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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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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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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 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.

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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.