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 […]

Essex Causeway A.D. 2039

It would be fascinating to learn what a future reader makes of this time and place. Let’s say you’re reading this 25 years from now, in 2039. What will have changed? What will the Woodman’s menu look like? If you could communicate back in time, what would you tell us here in 2014? In the […]

The Puzzle Masters

Considering the perishability of live seafood, ordering “product” at Woodman’s is a complex undertaking. First the restaurant and any number of clambakes require their specific allotments of clams, fresh lobsters, mussels, and other victuals, then there’s the Top Deck, The Essex Room, and other venues to consider. While responsibility for ordering most product is now […]

How To Cook Lobsters, Clam Chowder, Fried Clams, and Clambakes from Woodman’s at Home

Katlyn Graham:  Hello! I’m Katlyn Graham.  Here with Bonnie Scatterday, the Shipping Manager at Woodman’s. Welcome Bonnie! Bonnie Scatterday:  Hello! Thank you for having me today. Katlyn:  Hello! Thanks for joining us to share your expertise. We’re discussing shipping seafood at Woodman’s, in particular the lobsters, clam chowder, fried clams, and even clambakes that Woodman’s […]