Salmon lends itself well to a variety of cooking methods. Grilling is one of the simplest and most flavorful, in my opinion.
4 salmon steaks, 1 inch thick
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves fresh garlic, crushed and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
4 pats butter
Fresh parsley, chopped
Prepare the olive oil ahead of time by soaking the garlic in the oil for about 2 hours. Brush the olive oil on the salmon steaks to thoroughly coat the fish. Season the coals with oak bark, alder wood chips or dried corn cobs immediately prior to cooking. Do not allow the fire to flame (sprinkle with water if necessary). When the smoke has started to rise from the grill, place the steaks on the grill cover. Turn the salmon steaks after 5 minutes and cover again. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the salmon from the grill and top each steak with a pat of butter and chopped parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!