*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                 OYSTERS BAKED WITH GARLIC PINE NUT BUTTER
 
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 Serving Size  : 18   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4   c            Pine nuts
    3                    Garlic cloves -- peeled
    2                    Shallots -- peeled
    2       tb           Parsley, fresh -- chopped
    2       tb           Chives, fresh -- chopped
    2       tb           Juice, lemon
    1       tb           Brandy
    1       t            Pepper, black
      3/4   c            Butter -- room temperature
   18                    Oysters -- in shells, scrubbed
                         Rock salt
 
   Scatter pine nuts in a pie plate nd bake in a 350 degree 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. Spoon about 1 teaspoon
   butter on top of each oyster (freeze leftover butter) Bake oysters in a 375
   degree oven until they become firm and butter melts, 8-10 minutes.
  
 
 
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