Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. Makes use of the
microwave oven.

2 large tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), a 1/2-inch slice cut from the stem end of each and discarded and the pulp scooped out
4 slices of lean bacon
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs, beaten lightly
1/4 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
2 scallions, sliced thin
1 tablespoon finely shredded fresh basil leaves plus basil sprigs for garnish
Thin 2-inch strips of Monterey jack

Arrange the tomatoes, cut sides down, on a rack to drain.

On a microwave-safe plate lined with several layers of paper
towel microwave the bacon at HIGH power (100%) for 2 to
3 minutes, or until it is browned. Transfer the bacon to another
paper towel to drain and when it is crisp crumble it coarse.

Sprinkle the inside of the tomatoes with salt and pepper to taste,
arrange them, cut sides up, in a microwave-safe shallow baking
dish, and microwave them at medium power (50%) for
30 seconds to 1 minute, or until they are softened. (Do not
overcook the tomatoes or they will collapse.)

In a shallow microwave-safe bowl melt the butter at HIGH
power (100%), whisk in the eggs, the mustard, the scallions, and
salt and pepper to taste, and microwave the mixture at HIGH
power (100%), stirring every 30 seconds, for 1 1/2 minutes, or
until the eggs are in large chunks and almost set. Stir the mixture
briskly to break up the chunks and stir in the bacon and the
shredded basil. Divide the egg mixture between the tomatoes,
top it with the Monterey jack strips, forming Xs, and microwave
the filled tomatoes at HIGH power (100%) for 15 seconds, or
until the cheese is melted.

Serves 2.

B-man :wink: