Sasatay (Banda-Style Tuna Falafel)

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1/2 lb. boneless, skinless tuna, cut

into 1" cubes

1/2 lb. blanched whole almonds

1 tsp. trassi (Indonesian dried shrimp paste)

10 large mint leaves

4 cloves garlic, chopped

4 red thai chiles, stemmed and halved lengthwise

3 shallots, chopped

2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. cumin seeds, toasted and finely ground in

a spice grinder

1" piece fresh turmeric, peeled and coarsely

chopped, or 1/2 tsp. dried ground