Just tried a killer way to cook Salmon the other night using a barrel stave. Give it a shot and you won’t be disappointed
Get an old barrel or barrel stave from your friendly local winemaker. I used an old Hungarian barrel once filled with fine Pinot, but any type works well. Cut it into planks slightly larger than your your Salmon steak. Soak the planks in a water for 1-24 hours & use a brick or stone to keep them submerged. Season Salmon with your favorite seasonings (I used salt, olive oil, pepper, dill and garlic) and marinate for 15min-1hr. When the BBQ is heated, place the planks directly over the coals, close the lid and heat for 5 minutes. Stop, have some beer, or maybe wine and enjoy the awesome smokey aromas. After 5 min. move the planks to indirect heat on the grill and place the marinated salmon directly on top of the plank with the skin side down. Close the lid and grill until its cooked through – about 15-20 minutes. Don’t forget to pair with some killer wine!