Lobsters must be cooked alive. Do not fear, they immediately go into shock and do not feel the pain of cooking. But, boiling is one of the simplest ways to cook it and is probably best for the squeamish that don’t wish to cut up a live lobster with a knife.Steaming is a great way to cook but not overcook a lobster’s delicate meat. In order to properly steam a lobster, you need a sturdy and close to airtight steamer. The best steamer setup is a steamer insert inside a stockpot with a fitted, heavy lid.To grill or bake a lobster, you must first cut it in half down the center. Make sure the rubber bands around the claws stay on during this process, as you don’t want to be dodging the claws while cutting up the lobster.