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French Quarter chicken at Jose Tejas restaurant in Woodbridge

fjc1z1 Oct 20, 2013 02:06 PM

Any suggestions what is in the lemon pepper sauce on the French Quarter chicken at Jose Tejas. Obviously lemon and pepper but does anyone have any thoughts. I enjoy the meal but hate the lines
Thank you

  1. jrvedivici Oct 23, 2013 10:06 AM

    I never knew there was one up north, the Woodbridge location is the original correct?

    1. Curlz Oct 23, 2013 09:54 AM

      Have you checked their website or emailed to ask if they would share the recipe?

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      1. re: Curlz
        fjc1z1 Oct 23, 2013 10:04 AM

        I checked the website but there is no contact info or email address

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        ELA Oct 23, 2013 08:56 AM

        I haven't seen any of these around since the one in Paramus closed. Any luck here?

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        1. re: ELA
          fourunder Oct 23, 2013 09:46 AM

          There's one in Fairfield on Route 46 by Willowbrook Mall.

          Never having the dish....I would surmise it's Lemon Pepper added to a Bechamel (White Sauce)....or cream.

          I've had their Cajun Pasta and that's how they make it.....Cayenne Pepper added.

          1. re: fourunder
            ELA Oct 23, 2013 10:03 AM

            I thought there was one out there. Kind of remembered it but wasn't sure.

            We would go to the one in Paramus for a change of pace/scenery. More the American version of Tex-Mex. Simple, basic, edible, LOL.

            1. re: ELA
              fourunder Oct 23, 2013 10:11 AM

              My memory is suspect....but the one in Paramus must have closed 10-12 years ago due to fire. Houlihan's has been in the location for some time now.

              Jose Teja's used to be incredibly cheap I can recall a healthy portion of of Baked Scrod for 6.95....and most offerings under $10.... pretty good chips and salsa to boot.

              Does anyone remember the Moonraker?

              1. re: fourunder
                ELA Oct 23, 2013 10:31 AM

                Yes...ironically though, it wasn't originally a fire. The place closed down due to some other issues, and while it was closed -- the fire occurred.

                I was actually there the day they closed the place and it closed in the middle of lunch service. Kind of a crazy scene.

                1. re: ELA
                  fourunder Oct 23, 2013 10:38 AM

                  interesting....I seem to recall it was in the exhaust system

                  1. re: fourunder
                    ELA Oct 23, 2013 10:50 AM

                    Exhuast, AC/Heating, something like that...more details to follow...gotta run to a meeting.

                    1. re: fourunder
                      ELA Oct 23, 2013 01:52 PM

                      So...yes, it was the exhaust, heating/AC or something like that. All of a sudden there were bugs all over the place and it appeared they were coming from the vents.

                      It was really crazy. All of a sudden, in the middle of lunch, they just closed the restaurant. It happened very quickly. I don't believe the place ever re-opened and I don't remember how long after it was closed that the fire happened.

                    2. re: ELA
                      jrvedivici Oct 23, 2013 10:39 AM

                      Hello my name is Junior and I will be your server, let me start with today's lunch specials;

                      Today we have,

                      {manager walks up whispers in my ear}

                      Ok thank you very much you need to leave now we are closing.

                      Seriously? Like that?

                2. re: fourunder
                  fjc1z1 Oct 23, 2013 10:07 AM

                  Dumb question why not use lemon juice and pepper? Why use lemon pepper?

                  1. re: fjc1z1
                    fourunder Oct 23, 2013 10:14 AM

                    lemon juice would curdle the cream or white sauce.

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