Bachelor Cooking: Porterhouse Steak a la Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This recipe took me a while to set up, so bear with me.

Last year, after the CEO of Goya Foods essentially bent the knee and kissed the ring of Donald Trump, House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted homemade recipes for the spice adobo from her Twitter followers.

Well, instead of finding all the dry items and mixing them together, I did something that would make AOC proud. I purchased a canister of adobo – and its sister spice, sazon – from a company named Loisa, who treats their workers fairly and is proud of their products.

Yesterday, after doing some meat shopping at one of my local butcheries (this time it was Rolf’s Pork Store in Albany), I saw a nice, juicy porterhouse steak. A few moments later, that nice, juicy porterhouse steak was in my car, heading home with me.

So that day, I created a new bachelor cooking staple. Try this out.


  • One porterhouse steak (wagyu steak if you can find it and afford it, otherwise, regular cuts are fine)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • One canister Loisa Adobo
  • One canister Loisa Sazon
  • Kosher salt (every meal needs kosher salt)

Put the skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil to the pan.

Take the steak. Season one half of the steak (the part that’s on the right side of the bone) with Sazon; season one half of the steak (the part that’s on the left side of the bone) with Adobo.

Place in pan. Sear 2 1/2 minutes, flip. Sear 2 1/2 minutes, flip. Sear 1 1/2 minutes, flip. Sear 1 1/2 minutes, remove from pan.

Put the kosher salt away.

Let steak rest. Add some garnish as you please. You can trim the bone away and give it to the dog.

And I must say, these spices add a good kick to the meat. The steak comes out juicy and tender, and man, what a taste.

And I bought the meat at a local butcherie (that means my dollars stay in the community), I used a company that respects its workers (Loisa), and I shared a cultural taste for my palate.

So I’m good with all of this. 😀