Looking for last minute inspiration to impress dinner guests over the Christmas period? We've uncovered Eric Ripert's appearance on CBS News demonstrating how to prepare this easy lobster dish. 

Make sure that when you buy lobster its shell is hard. If it's not hard, chef Ripert says, “the flesh can be spongy and some of the texture will be lost.”

Eric's lobster salad dish includes mayonnaise, crème fraise, chives, parsley and basil, topped with black truffle. Watch the video to see how it is prepared...