Here are a few tips on how to cook your steak to the right tenderness of your choice:
Cook the steak for few minutes until it feels very soft with the back of the fork. Turn each side only once, depending on the thickness. This will warm the meat while keeping the centre cool. It will have a bloody red colour around the centre and pinkie towards the edges. Texture is soft and juicy.
Cook until steak surface become moist and feels soft with the back of fork. Turn each side only once till colour turns to warm red around the centre with no blood. Texture is tender and juicy.
Cook the steak on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface and fork feels springy at the back then turn to the other side and repeat. Turn each side only once until colour turns to pink around the centre and gray-brown on the outside. Texture is firm and tender.
Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface. Turn and repeat on the other side. Continue to cook until close to losing all its juices and feels firm. Colour looks gravy-brown around the centre with a touch of pink.
Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface. Turn and repeat on the other side. Continue to cook until almost dry, and feels very firm. Colour looks gray brown throughout and meat is hard to chew.