This is one of the favourite American ways of cooking either fish or meat, and the use of the plank gives the ingredients a particular flavour. The plank used should be of oak, about an inch thick and slightly larger than the meat or fish.
Split the lobster, brush it over with oil and bake in a quick oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the lobster from the oven, place it on the oiled plank and put it for a few minutes longer in the oven. Serve on the plank, with a garnish of sliced tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes and parsley, and pour over the lobster melted butter to which salt, pepper and the juice of half a lemon have been added.