Thanks to a recent Instagram post, I learned of a new product by Intershell. The Company invited me to try out this new product that's ready to hit the shelves: Cape Cod Sea Clam Pie. It's hard for me to say no to any type of seafood pie, and I've never tried one made from... Continue Reading →
When it comes to clams in the little town of Essex, Massachusetts, there are no bad options. Whether you prefer steamers, fried clams, strips, stuffed quahogs, or anything in between, there is a place for you. From the world-famous Woodman's to some of the newer places on the causeway, the bounty of the Essex River... Continue Reading →
We have an old expression you still hear sometimes in Gloucester. When you know someone who is a cut above the rest, works hard, plays hard, doesn't brag or complain, they are the "finestkind." My friend Shep Means is one such individual. I've never seen the guy without a smile, even after a day digging... Continue Reading →
In an earlier post I listed my favorite fish, so now I'm following up with my top 5 favorite Shellfish. Just like for fish, it was really hard to actually rank them. I don't know about you, but when it comes to shellfish, I get cravings for certain species at different times. I ordered them... Continue Reading →
Lobster began to rise in popularity with the introduction of canning in the 1840's. No longer poor people’s food, this was the beginning of the famous Maine lobster fishery as we know it today.
This is my favorite time of year to eat lobster. The cold water makes for hard shells filled with meat and usually lots of tomalley and roe in the head. Back when I worked on the family lobster boat and the local wharves this was a great time for seafood lovers. Not only did every... Continue Reading →
To my eyes geoducks look like the end result of a experiment with our local steamer clams. Either that or it proves Mother Nature has a dirty mind...