For years I cooked trout in a pan with oil— a messy tedious job. Then I tried a dutch oven—it works well but no crisp skin and it’s extra work to clean up: oil in the pot plus messy carbon residue on the outside of the dutch oven itself.
This little FireSense yakitori grill can be had for about $28. A larger model with about double the grilling area is only about $37. It is portable for travel (I put it in the rooftop carrier in my SUV), and it does a bang-up job on trout like this one. Its 2-inch thick ceramic walls absorb and reflect heat, making for an outstanding cooking “surround” for what’s on the grill.