The other day we found our way to Second Street Grill. It's a place in Yakima that you honestly can't go wrong with anything on the menu and I also love it because of their wide local tap selection for various beers. As my wife and I were looking over the menu I had a few safe menu options in mind but was also side-eyeing this pork shank with rice and some kind of blueberry reduction or glaze or whatever it was. Just thought it sounded interesting but kept looking. No more than a few moments later she mentioned this item as well. From that we knew we had to order it. I'm glad we did.
So, this hunk o' meat was prepared via sous vide which is some type of vacu-sealed baggy of stuff submerged in water. Low and slow but super new-tech and fancy. Either way, it was great. That 'fall off the bone' style which admittedly weirds me out a little but you know it's done. The rice was excellent as I opt for rice every chance I get.
The winner of this dish, however, was that blueberry demiglaze that was on the pork. I never thought of using blueberry in this way but it worked and worked tremendously. Seriously, you've gotta try it. I'm looking forward to visiting again, probably this week, to order this again.
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