Sustainable Seafood

Each seafood consumer has a responsibility to ensure the seafood they eat is sustainably caught. Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex discusses sustainable fishing techniques and how to be an informed consumer. Listen or read more to find out about sustainable seafood. John Maher: Hi, I’m John Maher, I’m here today with Maureen Woodman from […]

Seafood Quality

The clams, lobsters, oysters, and all types of fish are of the highest quality at Woodman’s of Essex. Steve Woodman, owner of Woodman’s of Essex, discusses where they get their seafood, sustainable fishing practices, and ensuring they serve only the best quality seafood to their customers. Listen or read more to find out about Woodman’s […]

How to Eat Raw Oysters at Home

Looking to bring the raw oyster bar experience to your own home? Surprisingly, it’s not as intimidating as you may think. Provided that you track down a good seafood supplier and sharpen up your shucking skills, recreating the half shell experience will be easy, affordable, and so much fun! It’s also great if you’re hosting […]

Top 3 Gluten-Free Oils for Frying Seafood

Gluten-free foods are becoming more widespread across the East Coast, especially in densely populated areas. It’s easier than ever before to find gluten-free foods at your local grocery stores and restaurants. However, one ingredient that is often missed when ordering gluten-free is oil. If your gluten-free food was fried in vegetable oil, it may no […]

Fresh and Sustainable Seafood

Keeping seafood fresh, preventing overfishing, and ensuring sustainability are the important topics seafood restaurants and providers keep in mind. Andrew Wilkinson from North Coast Seafoods and Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex discuss how seafood is fished and the delicious meals made from it. Listen or read more to find out about fresh and sustainable […]

Exploring the Delicacies of Seafood Catering

Seafood dishes of all kinds are notoriously difficult to prepare and serve correctly, especially at large-scale events with hundreds of guests. Only the best onsite prep and cooking practices, alongside impeccable timing, can result in a delicious seafood spread for you and your guests. Therefore, it is wise to leave the delicacies of seafood catering […]

Fresh Seafood Safety & Food Laws

John Maher:  Hi! I’m John Maher. Today, I’m here with Steve Woodman, co‑CEO of Woodman’s of Essex in Essex on the North shore of Massachusetts. Today, we’re talking about fresh seafood, food laws, and seafood safety. Welcome Steve. Steve Woodman:  Thank you for having me John. Is seafood safe to eat? John:  Sure. Steve, is […]

Types of Lobsters and How to Cook Them

John Maher with Steve Woodman discuss about types of lobster and how to cook them.

Seafood Ideas – What Pairs Best

Podcast with John Maher and Steve Woodman as they talk about what goes best with seafood.

A Tale of Two Condiments

Woodman’s makes its own tartar sauce for our fresh seafood using three simple components: minced onion, dill relish, and a creamy “sauce” with a French name and Spanish origins. This preparation of olive oil, egg yolks, and vinegar was allegedly first concocted in the town of Mahón, Spain, in the 17th century, before being discovered […]