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Ainsley's Mediterranean Cookbook

  • Episode:

    9 of 10

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 17 May 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    10.25am - 11.25am

  • Week:

    Week 21 2020 : Sat 16 May - Fri 22 May

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Mon 04 May 2020

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Episode 9

Ainsley Harriott is pushing the boundaries with a visit to Jordan, a country in the region of the eastern Mediterranean.

Ainsley begins his culinary exploration in the capital city of Amman at a bustling fruit and veg market to buy produce for his first recipe, chargrilled sumac lamb cutlets with a herby tabbouleh, which he makes in his stunning outdoor kitchen overlooking the city. 

Jordan is fast becoming a serious wine producing region so Ainsley checks out what one local wine maker has to offer before making a delicious chargrilled vegetable platter with Labneh that tastes as good as it looks. 

Next is a visit his old friend Maria who runs a cook school, they catch up and cook together and then it's falafel time as Ainsley experiences the best of Amman's old and new offerings before making his own version that he serves with homemade hummus.