Jimmy Cobb Corn recipe

Jimmy Cobb Corn

Jimmy Cobb was a member of Miles Davis's first great sextet and served as the backbone of the best-selling Kind of Blue. He also recorded with John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, the Adderley brothers and many more, while having a long career as a bandleader himself. So, there's no shortage of great music to enjoy while you chow down on this savoury corn on the Cobb.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: corn, corn elotes, corn on the cob, street corn
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper or more, to taste
  • 4 ears of corn, shucked and broken in half


  • Pre-heat oven to 420ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream the parmesan cheese with the butter and the seasonings.
  • Spread the seasoned butter evenly over the pieces of corn using your hand to firmly press the butter on, and place the cobs on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the corn uncovered for 20 minutes and serve hot.


To barbecue the corn, pre-heat the grill on high heat. Wrap the seasoned corn in foil and barbecue for 10-12 minutes, turning a few times, until the corn is cooked through.