This TikTok Recipe Made Duff Goldman Say 'Holy Toldedo'

Do celebrity chefs follow and use other food recipes they find online? Of course they do! Loving food in all its forms and discovering new recipes and their creators is half the fun of being a foodie — the other half is, of course, eating the food. This amazing recipe for Tandoori Shawarma by Chef Jassim (via TikTok) is one great example that already has our mouths watering. As Foodbeast describes it, "This stunning Tandoori Shawarma from @chefjassim is the recipe move for the weekend" (via Twitter). And when it comes to recipe fans, you'll find none bigger than fellow cook Duff Goldman who ReTweeted Foodbeast's post, exclaiming, "Holy Toledo that looks incredible."

The dish is a great example of a cultural food crossover that uses marinated and baked chicken tenders layered with tandoori spices to create what Jassim describes as "the most loved Arabic dish with Indian flavors." The chicken is then shaved onto Lebanese bread with onions and tahini for a truly decadent looking shawarma sandwich. The bright red color of the meat contrasts with the paler sauces and bread to create a dish that's both visually appealing as it is tasty.

Why this chicken dish is so vibrant

Chef Jassim's Instagram profile shares his love of many different types of cuisine including traditional Arabic, Indian, Italian, and Turkish dishes. Serving an international audience of followers, this innovative cook often has different dishes with an incredibly vibrant red color palette, so red that some followers actually think it's fake, citing the use of red paint. Food photography, however, is a great way to help highlight dishes that are already naturally colorful, and this chef clearly lets the ingredients shine. Besides that, viewers can see Jassim adding vibrant tomato paste and spices before letting the chicken marinate and bake.

Tandoori spices typically include garam masala, ginger, cumin, garlic, and cayenne pepper, and the dish is known for being a vibrant red color (via Marigold Maison). The redder the dish, the more of the hottest spices are likely used as they soak in during the lengthy marinade process. So those expecting a paler colored tandoor have likely only experienced the less spicy recipes.

When you take this tandoori chicken and slice it off, shawarma-style with crisped edges and then adding cooling tahini sauce, you'll have something truly special. Suffice to say, we're as blown away by this innovation as Goldman.