For those just getting into grilling, Stewart recommends starting with something simple and not immediately jumping into a seafood paella. “You could start with a spatchcocked chicken or a small steak -- simple things that aren’t going to fall through the grill," she says. "It’s depressing when you lose your hamburger in a grill."
Stewart then recommends moving to foods like ribs -- “these are delicious cooked outside, but you have to boil them first” -- grilled fruit, and of course an assortment of seafood.
While Stewart is obsessed with grilling food from the ocean, her bestie and cooking show co-host Snoop Dogg wants nothing to do with the stuff. "He’s very fussy," says Stewart. "I like grilling lobsters -- lobsters are one of my favorite things -- but he won’t eat it.”
She adds, “He eats familiar things. He wouldn’t eat a grilled clam, and I think grilled clams are to die for. Grilled oysters, I love; he wouldn’t eat that, either.”
So what would Snoop eat? “A piece of grilled chicken.”
For the non-seafood-averse, here are five Stewart-approved seafood recipes to throw on the grill right now.