500 gram piece salmon fillet, skin on
3 tablespoons olive oil
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
1 teaspoon honey
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 fennel bulb
1 shallot, very thinly sliced
8 large black olives, pitted and thinly sliced
Dressing: Place all the ingredients in a large bowl, season and whisk to combine.
Salad: Remove the fennel stalks and reserve the fronds. Quarter the fennel and cut out the tough core. Slice very thinly. A mandolin is good for this. Add to the dressing with the shallot. Peel the orange with a sharp knife, removing all the white pith. Holding the orange over the fennel salad, cut between the membrane to remove the orange fillets. Squeeze the juice from the membrane into the salad. Halve the orange segments and gently combine with the fennel.
To assemble: Remove the pin bones from the salmon with tweezers and slice the salmon thinly with a very sharp knife. Arrange the salmon on a serving plate in a single layer.
Scatter with the fennel salad and the olives. Spoon the dressing from the salad over the top and garnish with the reserved fennel fronds and a grind of black pepper.