Otak Otak (Grilled Fish Quenelles)
Assemble and cook these parcels a day ahead. Cool and chill until you're ready to serve. Order candlenuts from ImportFood.com, or look for them in Southeast Asian markets. Always cook the nuts before eating, as they're toxic if eaten raw. You can substitute 2 teaspoons grated lime rind for the Kaffir lime leaves. The creamy layer that forms on top of full-fat canned coconut milk adds a rich flavor to the dish. Be sure not to shake the can so the cream stays separated, and use only the thick top layer. Look for banana leaves at Asian or Latin markets (fresh or frozen) or order them from GroceryThai.com.