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Jessica Alba's Ultimate Date-Night Meal Involves Truffle Risotto and Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken

Pop Sugar 2019-08-13 02:45:03

Jessica Alba is a wildly successful entrepreneur and actress, but she's also a savvy home cook. The kind who gladly makes an elaborate shabu-shabu dinner on a Sunday night, the meat thinly sliced by hand, just because. "It's fun. It's a lot of work! There are so many dishes, but we cleaned up in 20 minutes," Jessica recently told POPSUGAR over the phone. "I got electric fondue makers and that's what we did the broth in."

Dinner doesn't always look like that in Jessica's house, especially on busy weeknights with the whole family. But when the mom of three (11-year-old Honor, 7-year-old Haven, and 1-year-old Hayes) is able to sneak away for a cozy date night in with her husband, Cash Warren, the menu is more elevated than an everyday meal. Jessica's ultimate date-night dinner is reflected in her new HelloFresh Date Night Box, which has three courses for two people: tomato bruschetta with Thai basil and balsamic glaze, prosciutto-wrapped chicken over truffled mushroom risotto, and molten chocolate mug cake from Foodstirs, Sarah Michelle Gellar's line of organic baking mixes.

"This is really the perfect date-night meal because it's a really nice, elevated experience. The risotto is an elevated thing that you don't normally do every day," the Honest founder said. "I think it's about setting the mood and setting the time."

When POPSUGAR asked what Jessica always has in her kitchen, she revealed some very relatable staples. "We always have hot sauce, pickled vegetables and kimchi, almond milk, flavored sparkling water, yogurt — my baby loves yogurt — and a lot of fresh veggies and fruit; we keep that pretty stocked," she said. Ahead, check out the full rundown of HelloFresh's first Date Night Box, which is available now through Sept. 7 for $50 plus $7 shipping.