8 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
2 poblano chiles, roasted, seeded and peeled
About 1/3 cup/80 ml chicken broth
1/4 cup/60 ml canola oil or lard, plus more for simmering
1/4 cup/60 ml whole almonds
1/4 cup/60 ml hazelnuts
1/4 cup/60 ml pecans
1/4 cup/60 ml sesame seeds
1/4 cup/60 ml raisins
1/2 teaspoon/2 ml anise seeds
1/2 teaspoon/2 ml cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon/2 ml black peppercorns
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 onion, sliced
1 plantain, cut into chunks
2 corn tortillas, toasted and torn apart
About 3 2/3 cup/910 ml chicken broth
1/4 cup/60 ml roughly chopped Mexican chocolate, such as Ibarra
1 tablespoon/15 ml sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Roasted, grilled or poached chicken, for serving
If you cannot find Mexican chocolate, replace with dark chocolate.
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