CUT the cod into 4 equal pieces, rinse and pat dry.
In a small saucepan, COMBINE the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir in the miso and mirin or sake. Place the pan back over medium-high heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool.
PLACE the cod in a ceramic dish and coat with the miso glaze. Marinate the fish overnight or for at least four hours.
PREHEAT the oven to 450˚F. Line a pan with ALCAN® standard Foil. Wipe off the excess marinade from the fish (but do not rinse with water) and place skin-side down on the foil-lined pan.
DRIZZLE the asparagus spears and sliced mushrooms with olive oil and season with kosher salt and black pepper. Toss to coat. Scatter the vegetables around the fish fillets.
BROIL the fish and vegetables for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the cod, or until the fish has cooked through but is still flaky and the vegetables are fork tender.