Scatter pine nuts in a pie plate and bake in a 180șC oven
until golden, 4-6 minutes.
Pour toasted nuts into a food processor along with the garlic,
shallots, parsley, chives, lemon juice, brandy and pepper; whirl until finely chopped.
Slowly add the butter and pulse until just blended; bits of all the ingredients should
still be visible.
Shuck oysters and discard top shells. Nestle oysters, in their bottom
shells, in a 1/2 inch layer of rock salt in a baking pan or shallow oven-proof dish.
about 1 teaspoon butter on top of each oyster (freeze leftover butter)
Bake oysters in a
180șC oven until they become firm and butter melts, 8-10 minutes.